Thinking Differently: European Women''s Studies

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Thinking Differently: European Women''s Studies

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, Human Development and Family Studies, Justice Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Module Aims

    The purpose of the Module is to critically examine established and emerging themes relating to women?s studies in a European framework. Lectures cover equality legislation and campaigns, citizenship, life stories, work, trafficking, religion, cinema, representation, leisure, households, institutions, the arts, war, imperialisms and emigration. Students will acquire information about resources, awareness of topical questions, biographical research skills and critical understanding of the complexities of European life.
    Teaching and Learning

    The module is delivered through a combination of lectures, guest presentations and class discussion. In addition to set texts, film, documentary and internet resources are utilized. Students do not require a background in women?s studies. Core readings are made available and electronic library journals and resources are recommended. The approach is open and students are encouraged to introduce additional texts, including fiction and visual materials. Assessment is by essay. Full details will be discussed at the introductory session.
    Core Texts

    Gabriele Griffin and Rosi Braidotti (eds.) (2002) Thinking Differently: A Reader in European Women?s Studies.

    Fiona Montgomery and Christine Collette (eds.) (2002) The European Women?s History Reader.

    Andrea Peto and Berteke Waaldijk (eds) (2006, 2007) Teaching with Memories: European Women?s Histories in International and Interdisciplinary Classrooms.

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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