Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2107: Gender and Comparative Public Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

The aims of this module are to introduce you to key concepts and theoretical perspectives in the analysis of gender-related issues in public policy; to enable you to gain a better understanding of contemporary issues and challenges related to gender+ equality and sexual+ equality; and to provide you with the ability to examine the challenges and barriers related to gender in the policy process. The primary context will be Europe.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate understanding of significant contemporary debates about religion, politics and policy in post-industrialised society;
2. Critically assess the channels through which religion may be still relevant to understand policy making in the 21th century across a variety of policy sectors.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Critically analyse primary and secondary source material and apply theoretical argument;
4. Link concepts and theories to real world examples;
5. Analyse debates and present coherent arguments about gender-related issues in public policy.
Personal and Key Skills6. Present, evaluate and synthesise ideas and debates;
7. Present written material in a coherent manner;
8. Develop autonomous learning skills, notably self-direction and time management;
9. Contribute productively and co-operatively to class discussions.