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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Introduction to Gender Studies
Module Code LG247
School School of Law & Government
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Erika Biagini
Semester 2: Miraji Hassan Mohamed
Autumn: Miraji Hassan Mohamed
Module TeachersKenneth McDonagh
Paola Rivetti
Ross Carroll
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module introduces students to the analysis of gender, and how gender matters for the nation state, capitalism economy, the labour market, colonialism and racism, international politics, social reproduction and relations at large. The module covers different topics and issues with a specific focus on how gender regimes historically have bridled sexuality, and how this process has happened in different parts of the world, structuring power relations between nations and peoples.

Learning Outcomes

1. 1) Understand what are gender and gender regimes, and why they matter 2) Analyse political events and processes from a gendered perspective 3) Assess the gender impact of political choices and identify possible gender-based discrimination

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentStudents will be asked 1) to keep a reflective journal that they will need to update weekly; 2) write a book report; 3) prepare a research paper.100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Madian Al Jazerah: 0, Are You This? Or Are You This? A Story of Identity and Worth,
  • Saleem Haddad: 0, Guapa,
  • Rafia Zakaria: 0, Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption,
  • Jamil F. Khan: 0, Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams,
  • Francesca Biancani: 0, Sex work in colonial Egypt: women, modernity and the global economy,
  • Tristan Taormino, Mireille Miller-Young: 0, The Feminist Porn Book,
  • Nicola J. Smith: 0, Capitalism's Sexual History,
  • Leopoldina Fortunati: 0, The Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor, and Capital,
Other Resources

48833, Movie, 0, Be like others, 48834, Online lecture, Silvia Federici, 0, Silvia Federici: Women, Reproduction, and the Construction of Commons,
Programme or List of Programmes
BSSCIBA Social Sciences & Cultural Innovation
IRBA in International Relations

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