Module Identifier IP32520  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Ms Pauline Ewan  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Pre-Requisite IP31220  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours 11 x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours 10 x 1 hour  
Assessment Essay   1 x 3,000 word essay   50%  
  Exam   2 Hours   50%  


The objectives of the module are both subject specific and general. The latter include the development of oral skills through general seminar discussions, written skills via an assessed essay and examination, and research skills because of the need at all stages in this module to utilise complex material.

The subject specific objectives involve the attainment by the end of the module of an honours level, an ability to discuss the following:

10 ECTS Credits

Brief description

The aim of this module is to introduce students to theories of feminism. Since the re-emergence of feminism in the west in the 1960s and its establishment as an academic subject, a wide range of feminist theories has developed from the more recognisable liberal varieties to the more controversial postmodern feminisms. This module will introduce a selection of these theories. We will also look at some specific issues such as: women and medicine, science and technologies and sexualities.


The aim of this module is to introduce students to theories of feminism.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
S Kemp and J Squires. Feminisms.
Natasha Walter. The New Feminism.