ENGENDERING WORLD POLITICS - 2017/8
Module code: POL3067
GUERRINA R Prof (Politics)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Seminar Hours: 22
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||CASE STUDY (3000 WORDS)||60%|
|Examination||SEEN EXAM (1.5 HRS)||40%|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
This module seeks to introduce students to a range of topics relating to the roles of gender structures and sexuality in defining international relations and world politics. The module will explore the complex interactions that underpin the relationship between the personal and the international. The module will look at key debates in feminist and sexualities theorising, in order to show how the concepts of gender and sexuality require scholars to unpack key defining concepts such as “masculinity” and “femininity”.
To introduce students to a range of concepts relating to gendered and sexualities approaches to International Relations
To demonstrate the close links between the “personal” and the “international” in the study of world politics.
To critically assess the role of key actors in international relations.
To identify and assess the impact of social trends in world politics.
|Develop analytical and critical skills necessary for the application of gender and sexuality theories to empirical examples.|
|Develop the ability to synthesise key theoretical concepts and debates in IR.|
|Evaluate the changing nature of IR and world politics.|
|Form critical arguments|
|Manage time effectively|
|Develop research and writing skills.|
|Communicate persuasively and fluently in speech and writing;|
|Work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organization and time-management;|
|Make appropriate use of information and communication technology.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
The module will cover a range of theoretical perspectives and will apply them to the analysis of key issues and case studies.
The syllabus is likely to include but is not restricted to:
• Empirical and Standpoint Feminism
• Critical and Post-Structuralist Theories
• Sexualities and ‘Queer’ Theories in International Relations
Key Issues/Case Studies
• Women’s political representation.
• Sex Trafficking
• Sexual violence as a weapon of war
• Masculinity, militarism and nationalism/national identity
• Global gender divisions of labour – women in the global economy
• Participation and representation
• Pornography, sex work and sex tourism
• Gender based violence
• Gender and post-colonialism
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Develop students’ understanding of feminist theories in the social sciences
Expand students’ analytical toolkit by introducing them to feminist approaches to research
Challenge the assumption that knowledge is value free and neutral
Expose student to a range of critical approaches to politics and international relations
The learning and teaching methods include:
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
The application of theoretical approaches to the analysis of empirical case studies
Understanding of research methods
Detailed knowledge of gender approaches in International Relations
Reading list for ENGENDERING WORLD POLITICS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/pol3067
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.