Bachelor of Arts with Global Womens Studies
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
Through Global Women's Studies (GWS), students explore how gender shapes the lives and identities of women and men and the exercise of power in every sphere - cultural, economic, personal, political, legal and social. Its scope extends from the politics of interpersonal, family and working life to the gendered logic of the nation and the global economy. The programme also covers historical perspectives on women and gender, women's creative expression, and cultural representations of women and gender. Because gender and gender identity do not operate in isolation, the course also examines how other aspects of identity and experience intersect with gender including sexuality, class, disability, 'race', ethnicity, and more.
GWS complements a wide range of Arts subjects including:
- Sociological and Political Studies
- and languages
Students have the opportunity to attend other universities and undertake group projects and preparation for further study and employment. Most notably, the BA with Global Women's Studies fosters civic engagement, especially in third year, when students have the opportunity to participate in work placements and internships in a range of relevant organisations and professional settings.
Minimum Grade HC3 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate including: Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
Students must satisfy Garda vetting requirements
Next start date: September 2011
Entry points(2010): 3352010
Average intake: 15
- Introduction to Women, Culture, Media and Society
- Creative Expression and Civic Engagement
- Blue Jeans Project: Women and Girls in the Global Economy
- Transforming Thinking: Feminist Ideas in Action
- Transforming Women: Women Making a Difference
Students choose electives from several topics like
- Girls' human rights
- Women in film
- Local and global feminisms
- and Gender and the law
They also participate in a civic engagement placement and/or study abroad related to GWS themes.