This programme explores the way in which gender structures and identities are central to understanding contemporary society focusing on the sexual division of labour, systems of care, welfare, employment and migration. History of feminist theory and politics are examined as well as the position of women in Irish history. Specialised options include courses on sexuality and masculinities are offered as well as courses on liberation psychology and space, place and gender.
This course offers a unique exploration of gender and women’s studies in the context of contemporary society drawing on sociological, political and cultural theories. The course is offered by the School of Social Justice, University College Dublin and focuses on the themes of equality, inequality, human rights and social justice by exploring gender structures and identities and how they are shaped within global systems. The course will allow American students to study at masters level in the largest university in Ireland, to be based in Dublin and enjoy a dynamic, progressive, student-centered approach to learning.
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