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SOCI6009 - Gender

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Title:Gender
Long Title:Gender
Module Code:SOCI6009
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Sociology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: ROISIN LANE
Module Description: This module introduces the learner to gender studies. It reviews the role and status of women in Ireland. The module also considers gender and masculinity and reviews the implication of the above for community and community development.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Distinguish between the concepts of 'sex' and 'gender'
LO2 Identify the theoretical frameworks for the examination of gender
LO3 Locate and discuss the first and second wave of the feminist movement in Ireland
LO4 Discuss the 'crisis of masculinity'
LO5 Develop and implement a gender policy in community-based settings
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to gender studies
Definitions of ‘sex’ and ‘gender'; Biological differences; Some research findings on 'sex differences'. Nature v Nurture debate. Sociological explanations for gender differences.
Gender and Socialisation
Target of Socialisation; Agents of socialisation; Social learning theory; Cognitive approach; Identification theory.
Women in Ireland
Women and the Roman Catholic Church, Marriage in the 18th and 19th centuries; The First Wave of Feminism. Women and 'the Nationalist Movement'; Women in post-independent Ireland; The 1937 Constitution. The Influence of the ICA (Irish Countrywomen's Association). The Influence of the IHA (Irish Housewives Association). The Second Wave of Feminism. The different feminist perspectives. The current position - equality, inclusion, division of labour etc
Gender Studies and Masculinity
Defining Masculinities, Men and Masculinities, 'Crisis of Masculinity'. Fathers' Rights in Ireland. Issues of concern (drugs, crime, education etc).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In class test (e.g. MCQ/short answer questions) 1,2 30.0 Week 6
Essay Assignment (e.g. Feminism in Ireland) to be given in week 5. 3,4,5 70.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent research of learning application in a community setting 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent research of learning application in a community setting 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Connolly, L. (Ed.) 2014, The 'Irish' Family, Routledge Chapman Hall London and New York [ISBN: 9780415855327]
  • Connolly, L. & N. Hourigan (Eds.) 2006, Social movements and Ireland, Ch. 1 - 4, Manchester University Press Manchester [ISBN: 0719072433]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dominelli, L. 2006, Women and Community Action, Policy Press Bristol [ISBN: 9781861347084]
  • Connell, R. W. 2005, Masculinities, Policy Press Bristol [ISBN: 0745634273]
  • Kimmel, M., Hearn, J & Connell R. W. (editors) 2005, Handbook of Studies on Men & Masculinities, Sage Publications Thousand Oaks, Calif. [ISBN: 9781452233833]
  • Ledwith, M. 2011, Community Development: A Critical Approach, The Policy Press University of Bristol [ISBN: 9781847426468]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 3 Mandatory
CR_HCOED_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development 3 Mandatory

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