Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3013: Gender and Society 1

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Dana Wilson-Kovacs (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In this module you will consider different theories and approaches to explaining gender and sexuality. You will examine sociologically and historically perspectives on masculinities, femininities,  bodies, love, desire and intimacy. With the use of specific examples you will explore gender and sexuality as social and cultural constructions and evaluate the contribution studies on sexuality, the body and the diverse and changing nature of personal relationships - among others – have made to the ways in which we understand these aspects in everyday life. No prior knowledge of sociological perspectives is necessary. This interdisciplinary module is suitable to all students.  

Module created

01/06/2004

Last revised

31/01/2022