Full Title:Gender and Social Change
Module Code:SOCS H8021
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Critically assess the notion of Gender as socially constructed
  2. Evaluate the applicability of the notion of patriarchy to Marxist and Weberian interpretations of the emergence of Capitalism
  3. Evaluate the construction of masculinities and femininities in pre and post independence Ireland
  4. Assess Ireland's place in the global economy and the gendered dimension of emigration
  5. Assess the emergence and impact of 2nd-wave feminism, globally and in Ireland
  6. Explore and assess the implications of large-scale immigration
  7. Illuminate and evaluate the gendered structure of care work

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Gender as nurture?
Examining the notion of gender as socially constructed
Explaining social change
Economic and political changes: capitalism, nationalism and the state
Constructing Irish masculinities and femininities
'Manhood', 'Womanhood' and childhood, post-famine and in the new Irish state
Global networks
Ireland as an emigrant nursery, global diasporas
Consolidating the state
partition, emigration and incarceration
Second-wave feminism
Global and local mobilisations
Changing work patterns
The EEC, women entering the workforce
The Gendered Division of Labour
Persistence gendered patterning of care work, power, influence and prospects
Unprecedented immigration
Changing ethnic demographics
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Reflective Journal Students are required to submit a journal illustrating their reflections on their learning in relation to each of the listed outcomes, each entry is to be between 800-1000 words in length, the journal requires an overall introduction and conclusion 1,2,3,4,5,7 100.00 0 0 End of Year 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Connell, R. W 2009, Gender In World Perspective, 2nd Ed., Polity Cambridge [ISBN: 978-0745645681]
  • Valiulis, Maryann, G. (ed.) 2010, Gender and Power in Irish History, Irish Academic Press Dublin [ISBN: 9780716529637]
  • Stopper, Anne 2006, Monday at Gaj's: The Story of the Irish Women's Liberation Movement, The Liffey Press Dublin [ISBN: 1-904148-94-8]
  • Inglis, Tom 2004, Truth, Power and Lies: Irish Society and the Case of the Kerry Babies, University College Dublin Press Dublin [ISBN: 9781904558019]
  • Fanning, B and Munck, R. (eds.) 2012, Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation. Ireland in Europe and the World, Ashgate Basingstoke [ISBN: 978-1-4094-1127-7]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jackson, S and Scott, S (eds.) 2002, Gender: A Sociological Reader, Routledge London [ISBN: 978-0415201803]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 5 Mandatory
DK_BSSC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care 5 Mandatory