COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Gender and Politics SBUS   311 5 3 3 5

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Marella BODUR ÜN
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Goals
The course aims to increase knowledge of the complex relationships between gender and politics through study of the concepts and theories developed by political scientists working from a woman-centred or a feminist perspective. The course also aims to encourage comparative work on women and politics which contextualizes the diversity of circumstances of women.
Content
This course explores the key aspects of political activism of women in a way that reflects a broader notion of the political. It points to the diversity of sites and practices of political activism of women. It also pays particular attention to feminist debates on citizenship, representation, nationalism, and the role of the state in constructing, maintaining and altering gendered relations of power.

Learning Outcomes
1) Identify concepts and theories developed by political scientists working from a woman-centered or a feminist perspective.
2) Develop the ability to critically engage with the malestream concepts, theories and methods developed and employed in the study of politics and international relations.
3) Identify and analyze the complex relationship between gender and politics.
4) Identify the diversity of political activism of women in different regions of the world.
5) Identify and analyze involvement of women in nationalist, religious and other social movements in the world.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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Having basic conceptual knowledge about economics and public finance and educating students who are able to analyze economic events in the light of this information, to think analytically, to work in cooperation and harmony, and to be able to do business.
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Collecting and commenting data from different sources using contemporary communication tools, methods and processes
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Having basic computer skills and knowledge, the vocational field uses this information
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Perform numerical and statistical data aggregation, analysis and interpretation
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Individually and / or in a team, take responsibility, leadership, and effectively works
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An area he does not research exploits from different sources in the framework of academic rules, synthesizes the information he obtains and effectively presents it
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Awareness of the necessity of life-long learning, it follows up-to-date developments in the field and constantly innovates
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Synthesize and effectively deliver information from an unfamiliar field to other sources in the framework of academic rules
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Turkish and at least one foreign language is used in accordance with the needs of academic life and business life
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Uses Turkish in accordance with the needs of academic life and business life
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He / she correctly understands the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of the people concerned and expresses himself / herself in writing and orally
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It has social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of collecting, interpreting and announcing the data related to the scientific fields in which statistics are used.
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Aware of and act in accordance with social, scientific and professional ethical values
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Question traditional approaches, practices and methods, develop new working methods where necessary and
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction Anne Phillips, Introduction in Anne Phillips (ed), Feminism and Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998, pp.1-20. Lecture
2 Gender and Feminism(s) Jill Vickers, Reinventing Political Science, A Feminist Approach, chp,2 Lecture
Discussion
3 Gender and Politics Virginia Sapiro, Feminist Studies and Political Science-and Vice Versa in Anne Phillips (ed.), Feminism and Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998, pp.67-89. Lecture
Discussion
4 Feminism and Patriarchal State Rosemary Pringle and Sophie Watson, Womens Interests and the Post-Structuralist State in Michele Barrett and Anne Phillips (eds), Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates, Stanford University Press, 1992, pp.53-73. Lecture
Discussion
5 Women and Nationalism Jan Jindy Pettman, Women, Gender and Nationalism in Worlding Women: A Feminist International Politics, New York: Routledge, 1996, pp.45-63. Deniz Kandiyoti, Identity and its Discontents: Women and the Nation, Millennium 20, 3 (1991): 429-443. Lecture
Discussion
6 Women and Political Representation Anne Phillips, Democracy and Representation: Or, Why Should it Matter Who our Representatives Are in Phillips (ed.) Feminism and Politics, pp. 224-240. Lecture
Discussion
7 Women and Democracy G. Waylen, Democratization in Gender in Third World Politics, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1996, pp. 115-134. Lecture
Discussion
8 Mid-Term Exam Jane Parpart, Shirin Rai and Kathleen Staudt, Rethinking em(power)ment, gender and development in Parpart, Rai and Staudt (eds.), Rethinking Empowerment: Gender and Development in a Global/Local World, London and New York: Routledge, 2002, pp.3-21. Lecture
Discussion
9 Women's Movements K. Beckwith, Beyond Compare Womens Movements in Comparative Perspective, European Journal of Political Research, pp.431-468. M. Bodur and S. Franceschet, Movements, States and Empowerment in Rethinking Empowerment, pp.112-132. Lecture
Discussion
10 Women in Religious and Nationalist Movements Deniz Kandiyoti, Identity and its Discontents: Women and the Nation, Millennium 20, 3 (1991): 429-443. Lecture
Discussion
11 Presentations Research Group Study
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12 Presentations Research Group Study
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13 Presentations Research Group Study
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14 Presentations Research Group Study
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15 Presentations Research Group Study
Homework
16-17 Term Exams Exam Question-Answer
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