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

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction English
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Marella BODUR ÜN
Instructors
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiMARELLA BODUR ÜN1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
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.
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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Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
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Identifies the international and national issues by methodologies used in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations; chooses the appropriate analysis techniques across the issues and applies the appropriate empirical studies.
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Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
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Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
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Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
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In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
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Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
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Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
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Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
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Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
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Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
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Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
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Develops critical thinking skills.
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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 the 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
Homework
12 Presentations Research
13 Presentations Research Group Study
Homework
14 Presentations Research Group Study
Homework
15 Presentations Research Group Study
Homework
16-17 Term Exams Exam Question-Answer

Recommended or Required Reading
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