University College Dublin
Area of Study
Women's and Gender Studies
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis is an inter-disciplinary module that takes a critical look at the studies of men, masculinities and
gender relations. It is aimed at men and women from a wide variety of disciplines who are interested in gender,
masculinities and gender equality. This course draws upon the assumption that masculinity is an organizing
principle of society, which shapes ideologies and practices, and intersects with factors such as race,
ethnicity, social class and sexuality. There are multiple versions of masculinities and forms of ?being a man?
presented not only at different times and in different cultures, but also within the same society. These
versions of masculinity coexist within power relations, hierarchical positions in society, and within
negotiations and intersections between femininities and masculinities. This course introduces the field and
current topics such as multiple masculinities; male friendship; ?machismo?; racialised manhood; heterosexual,
?metrosexual? and gay masculinities; violence and gender inequality; non-western masculinities; men at work;
male health and wellbeing; ?new masculinities? and popular culture. Particular attention will be devoted to
the study of men and masculinity in the context of globalization, social inequality and international
migration.This module is taught by Dr. Niall Hanlon, of the Equality Studies Centre. He is author of
Masculinties, Care and Equality (2012) published by Palgrave Macmillan.
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.