Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2107: Gender and Comparative Public Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Isabelle Engeli (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

What is gender equality? When does gender matter in policy making? Are gender policies successful? What are the remaining barriers and obstacles to gender equality?

This course provides you with an introduction to gender and comparative public policy and reviews policies addressing gender and sexuality issues in Europe. You will explore why, how and when gender dynamics matter in public policy and assesses similarities and differences in gender-related policies across Europe. The course discusses a range of policy issues including political reproduction, equality in the work place, reproduction, same-sex marriage and LGBTI rights, and religious attire.

Module created

08/01/2019

Last revised

08/01/2019