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IR5068   Feminist Political Economy

Academic year(s): 2024-2025

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: Tuesdays 12.00noon - 2.00pm

This module introduces students to feminist political economy. The first part of the module will cover key concepts and theories, including social reproduction. The second part of the module will cover case studies, including the European Union, trade, and global care chains. Throughout the module, students will have the opportunity to connect theoretical debates with contemporary events. The module is taught through weekly two-hours seminars.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hour weekly seminar

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 286

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%

Re-assessment: Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr M O'Dwyer
Module teaching staff: Dr Muireann O'Dwyer

Intended learning outcomes

  • Engage with a broad range of debates in feminist political economy
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of key concepts in feminist political economy
  • Identify the gendered and racialised aspects of global and national economies.
  • Demonstrate advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Apply methodologies and concepts from feminist political economy to a wide range of research questions and topics