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GEND402 Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland

Tracing history of gender and sexuality in Ireland from religious repression to human rights leader. Including Magdalene Laundries, successive waves of emigration, contentious referendums, women’s liberation and gay rights movements.

Paper title Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland
Paper code GEND402
Subject Gender Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,206.91
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72 300-level GEND points

Open to students who have gained entry to GEND Honours or students from Honours in related fields who wish to substitute the paper for one in their major.


Teaching staff

Professor Sonja Tiernan

Teaching Arrangements

There is a 3-hour seminar each week.


 There is no text book. Students are expected to read the set readings and range beyond them in their wider reading.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will have:

  • Critical understanding of the development of key social movements in twentieth century Ireland around gender and sexuality
  • Confidence and experience to plan, research and present a significant piece of independent work based on a range of primary and secondary evidence
  • Preparation for further study and research in Irish Studies and / or gender and sexuality

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system