Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2034: Gender and Society 1

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


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

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Dana Wilson-Kovacs (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module considers different theories and approaches to gender and sexuality, and explores the ways in which these intersect with concepts of masculinity, femininity, the body, work, class and ethnicity. With the use of specific examples you  will explores gender as a social and cultural construction and evaluate the contribution gender studies, studies on sexuality, the body and the diverse and changing nature of personal relationships - among others - make to sociology more generally.

No prior knowledge of sociological perspectives is necessary. This module is suitable for both specialist and non-specialist students and its interdisciplinary outlook will appeal to students in social sciences and humanities.  

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