Gender Equality

Module code: M4101
Level 4
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

This module provides an introduction to the relationship between law and gender. It will explore different areas where law interacts with, and regulates, gender relations while also providing a basic introduction to feminist legal theory. Substantive areas of study will include issues such as reproductive rights (abortion, surrogacy, new reproductive technologies), sexual violence, body image and pornography, prostitution, parity democracy, and maternity rights.

Module learning outcomes

  • Acquire an understanding of the relationship between gender, law and society.
  • Evaluate the impact of laws upon gender equality.
  • Have a basic knowledge of the ways in which feminist theory can apply to the law.