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Магистерская программа «Современный социальный анализ»

Gender Studies

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This is an introductory course, designed to familiarize students with the key theoretical interventions and debates in the broad interdisciplinary field of gender studies. Students will engage with the concepts of sex, gender, feminism(s) and the ways in which they have been understood and developed throughout the past decades in different geographical locations. As it is a basic course, it will work with the key assumptions and argumentation concerning the conceptualization of gender but also, the contributions from various historical and geographical contexts and their entanglement in the production of what constitutes ‘gender studies’ will be introduced and critically examined. Furthermore, the course will touch upon various ways in which the key concepts and debates have not only been conceived, but also changed, rethought and transformed through travelling around the globe. This is a reading-intensive course; as such, its main teaching method is close-reading and discussion.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course aims to enhance students’ analytical reading skills as well as strengthen their skills in participating in scholarly debates through work in small groups.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand the role the conceptualization of gender plays in society, culture and politics.
  • Students will be able to use the key theories and approaches in gender studies, its main concepts and arguments organizing this interdisciplinary field, and their critique.
  • Students will also become familiar with the key theoreticians whose work has been foundational for the field of gender studies.
  • Students will acquire knowledge about the role of various historical and geographical locations in how the knowledge has been produced and the field has been developing.
  • Students will be able to participate in various debates on gender and to critique its conceptualization in nuanced, scholarly-informed ways.
  • Overall, Students will acquire competence in working with the major concepts, issues and debates in gender studies.
  • As this is a reading-intensive course, students will also learn how to effectively engage with academic texts.
  • In that respect, students will strengthen their skills of critical reading by, first, learning how to identify, summarize and present the argument in a scholarly text, and, second, by understanding how to identify and critique its key assumptions.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Week 1. Introduction. Gender as an analytical category
  • Week 2. Subjectivity and power
  • Week 3. The production of heterosexuality
  • Week 4. Queer/Trans
  • Week 5. The Western Eye and post- and decolonial feminism
  • Week 6.1. Feminist thought and postsocialism
  • Week 6.2. Neoliberal feminism and postfeminism
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Attendance and participation
  • non-blocking Final presentation
  • non-blocking Weekly responses (4)
  • non-blocking Final paper
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.2 * Attendance and participation + 0.3 * Final paper + 0.2 * Final presentation + 0.3 * Weekly responses (4)
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Scott, J. W. (1986). Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis . American Historical Review, 91(5), 1053. https://doi.org/10.2307/1864376

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Mohanty, C. T. (1988). Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses. https://doi.org/10.1057/fr.1988.42