Gender & Political Theory - POL00028H

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  • Department: Politics
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Alasia Nuti
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18

Module aims

The course offers a review of some of the on-going debates in recent feminist and gender theory. The main issues we will discuss include gender, oppression, intersectionality, sexuality, marriage and the family, post-colonial gender theories, as well as post-feminism.

Module learning outcomes

By completing this module, students will:

  • Become familiar with the main concepts and the variety of positions under the broad umbrella of feminism and gender theory;
  • Gain knowledge of the various methodologies of feminist and gender theory;
  • Be able to use the theoretical tools acquired in the course to make better sense of pressing political events.

This module will also equip students with a range of key transferable skills:

  • To participate thoughtfully and actively in discussions over political issues;
  • To learn to critically evaluate theoretical assumptions;
  • To use theoretical tools in written and oral course-related activities.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 3,000 Words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 3,000 Words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive written timely feedback on their formative assessment. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor’s feedback and guidance hours.

Students will receive written feedback on their summative assessment no later than six weeks after submission; and the module tutor will hold a specific session to discuss feedback, which students can also opt to attend. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor’s regular feedback and guidance hours.

Indicative reading

Peter Mullan, The Magdalene Sisters

Kimberly Peirce, Boys Don't Cry

Abdellatif Kechiche, Blue is the Warmest Colour

Keren Odaya, Or (Mon Trsor)

Christian Mungiu, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

Stephen Frears, My Beautiful Laundrette

Christian Mungiu, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days



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