Sexualities: Identity and Stigma

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sexualities: Identity and Stigma

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    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

    Sexuality might be defined as the private and personal experience of bodily desire for intimacy and family
    formation, yet expressions of sexuality frequently come under the public surveillance of state, religion, and
    society at large. The regulation of sex and gender is at the core of many power systems in state and society.
    Judgements on appropriate sexuality, including prescribed norms for gender are at the nexus of many of the
    most contentious contemporary debates and social power struggles.
    The course offers an overview of key theorists
    such as Freud, Foucault and Goffman and influential feminist concepts in understanding gender and sexuality.
    The module focuses on some important areas of contention, debate and power struggles, examining the most
    recent work and future approaches to the study of sexuality. Themes and topics addressed include: Reproductive
    Justice, Queer Theory, Clerical abuse of children, Prostitution in Ireland and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
    Trans (LGBT) issues.

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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