Women, Gender and Society

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Women, Gender and Society

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course aims to introduce students to sociological, geographical and political perspectives on women and gender and to contemporary debates about gender and society. Concepts like gender, patriarchy, feminism, sexuality, femininity, masculinity and intersectionality will be critically assessed, as will the politics and practice of ‘doing’ gender/feminist research. The course will include case studies from both the Global North and the Global South, such as: Work and organisations; The body;
    Domestic labour and parenting; Natural environments; Politics, power and social movements; Nationalism and war.

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.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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