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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland
    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


    Not offered in 2023

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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