Gender, Politics and Power

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Gender, Politics and Power

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module explores the ways in which power has been gendered ? where gender has served as a basis for power
    distribution and control, as well as the basis for political inclusion / exclusion. There is a focus on issues
    of identity politics, political activism, sexuality and citizenship, beginning with the proto-feminist works
    from the European 18th and 19th centuries and ending with the work of early twenty-first century feminist and
    gender theorists of globalisation. You will gain a thorough introduction to the intellectual traditions,
    concepts and political concerns which have shaped the evolution of of struggles around gender issues through
    consideration of key texts and debates. The module will also address the social construction of gender, the
    relation between feminist theory and activism, and how modern society has responded to issues of citizenship,
    power, race, class, gender and sexuality.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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