197.001 (20S) Introduction to Gender Studies

Sommersemester 2020

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11.03.2020 14:00 - 15:00 , HS 7
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Lehrende/r
Tutor/in/Innen
LV-Titel englisch
Introduction to Gender Studies
LV-Art
Vorlesung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
121
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
11.03.2020
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

This course aims to provide an entry into the complex, interdisciplinary and exciting field of Gender Studies, with a particular focus on cross-cutting theories and methods. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and development of Gender Studies as a field and its roots in feminist theory and practice;
  • Evaluate different ways of understanding gender and its intersection with other forms of power and identity,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of feminist research, and recognize and situate a range of frameworks and methodologies for researching gender;
  • Interrogate a range of key issues and debates around gender in contemporary society.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

This is a lecture-based course. The lecture sessions will involve some lecturer delivery of information but will also incorporate participatory elements, small-group exercises and peer-group presentations in order to enhance student engagement and encourage active learning. You will not be required to prepare material beforehand, but will be given opportunities to read segments of key texts and engage with other sources during the lecture. You will be expected to read more widely for the second piece of written work, once the course has ended. Critical evaluation of course material and readings will be strongly encouraged.

Inhalt/e

Gender is pervasive in our social, political and cultural lives and lies at the root of many contentious debates in the contemporary world. Gender studies is an inherently interdisciplinary and politicised field, rooted in feminist struggle, that offers us a range of critical lenses or tools to expose and evaluate gender dynamics, with the ultimate aim of contesting or transforming them altogether. This course will survey diverse concepts of and approaches to gender and its intersection with other axes of power and identity. It will explore how gender studies scholars conduct research and justify their knowledge claims, and it will critically investigate gendered power and politics in a range of areas and topics. Throughout, we will emphasise the connection between the emergence and dynamics of the field to struggles for social change. We will end by evaluating the contemporary backlash against Gender Studies in many countries.

The course is taught in two blocks, over two separate weeks, and the topics are likely to be as follows, with some possible refinements nearer the time of delivery:


First block: history, theory, concepts:

1. Introduction: what is gender studies? What is its connection to feminism?

2. Feminists rethink gender: identity, role, power and performance

3. Aint I a Woman? Gender and intersectionality, racism and empire

4. Gender is not a synonym for women: Men and masculinities

5. Disrupting the binary: Gender, sexuality and queer theory


Second block: research, methods, cases:

6. Rethinking knowledge production: from objectivity to situated knowledge/s

7. Feminist strategies for researching gender: visual media, textual analysis, interviews

8. Case studies: gender, violence and conflict

9. Case studies: gender, politics and protest

10. Co-optation or backlash? Challenges to feminism and to Gender studies

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse

 none

Literatur

A full syllabus will be provided, the following readings are indicative only:

Alsop, R. et al (2002) Theorizing Gender: An Introduction, Cambridge Polity Press

Code, L. (2006) Women knowing/knowing women: Critical-creative interventions in the politics of knowledge, in K. Davis, M. Evans and J. Lorber (eds) Handbook of Gender and Women’s Studies. London: Sage: 146–66

Connell, R. and R. Pearse (2015) Gender In World Perspective, 3rd edition, Cambridge: Polity

Evans, M. (2011) Doing gender: Gender and Women's Studies in the twenty-first century, Women's Studies International Forum, 34(6): 603-10.

Gillis, M, and A Jacobs (2016) Introduction to Gender Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Griffin, G. (2009) The ‘‘ins’’ and ‘‘outs’’ of Women’s/Gender Studies, Women’s History Review, 18(3): 485–496.

Hesse-Biber, S. N. (2013) Feminist Research Practice: A Primer, London: Sage.

Jaggar AM and S.R. Bordo (eds) (1989) Gender, Body, Knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing. London: Rutgers University Press

Kuhar, R and D Patternote (2018) Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe: Mobilizing Against Gender Equality, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Marshall, B. (2000) Configuring Gender, Peterborough: Broadview

Saraswati, LA et al (2017) Introduction to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies: An interdisciplinary and intersectional approach, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Waling, A. (2019). Rethinking Masculinity Studies: Feminism, Masculinity, and Poststructural Accounts of Agency and Emotional Reflexivity. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 27(1), 89–107.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

In order to foster ongoing engagement and active learning, formal assessment for this class will include:

  • One learning journal: this will be submitted online within a week of the end of the first block. The learning journal entries will together comprise a total of 1500 words, reflecting on the insights learned from each of the five lectures in the block. You will be provided with guiding questions for the learning journal.
  • One desk research project: this will be submitted online by the end of July, and will be around 2500 words long. You will choose one of the gender case study topics covered in the second lecture block, and seek to answer a set of guiding questions for the topic by drawing on 5-8 academic sources from the syllabus that cover relevant theoretical, methodological and case study material. You will seek to identify contemporary examples of the particular issue by doing your own research online, and you will reflect on possible avenues for further research on the topic. Again, clear guidance will be provided.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

The topics assessed in the coursework will be drawn from those described in the course overview.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

The final grade will be made up of a mark for learning journal (35%) and desk research project (65%). The grading scheme will comply with the usual grading scheme for degree programmes at the University.

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

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    • Fach: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development (Pflichtfach)
      • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development ( 0.0h XX / 0.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 20.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Geographie (SKZ: 655, Version: 17W.1)
    • Fach: BW14 Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • Weitere Lehrveranstaltungen ( 0.0h XX / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Geographie (SKZ: 655, Version: 12W.2)
    • Fach: Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • Weitere Lehrveranstaltungen ( 0.0h XX / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Informatics (SKZ: 911, Version: 19W.1)
    • Fach: Kompetenzvertiefung (Pflichtfach)
      • 2.3.2 LV aus dem Wahlfachstudium Feminist Science/Gender Studies ( 0.0h XX / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Informationsmanagement (SKZ: 522, Version: 17W.1)
    • Fach: Gender und Technik (Wahlfach)
      • 8.4 Gender und Technik ( 0.0h XX / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Informationsmanagement (SKZ: 522, Version: 12W.1)
    • Fach: Gender und Technik (Wahlfach)
      • 4.4.1 Gender und Technik 1 ( 0.0h XX / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Informationstechnik (SKZ: 289, Version: 17W.1)
    • Fach: Kompetenzerweiterung (Wahlfach)
      • 11a.1 Lehrveranstaltung aus dem Wahlfach Feministische Wissenschaft/Gender Studies, vorzugsweise aus dem Modul Technik ( 0.0h VC/VO/KS/PS / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Information and Communications Engineering (ICE) (SKZ: 488, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Feministische Wissenschaft / Gender Studies: Gender und Technik (NC, ASR) (Wahlfach)
      • Feministische Wissenschaft / Gender Studies: Gender und Technik ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Information and Communications Engineering (ICE) (SKZ: 488, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Feministische Wissenschaft / Gender Studies: Gender und Technik (NC, ASR) (Wahlfach)
      • Feministische Wissenschaft / Gender Studies: Gender und Technik ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Information and Communications Engineering (ICE) (SKZ: 488, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Feministische Wissenschaft / Gender Studies: Gender und Technik (WI) (Wahlfach)
      • Feministische Wissenschaft / Gender Studies: Gender und Technik ( 0.0h XX / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
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    • Fach: Feministische Wissenschaft/Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
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    • Fach: Einführung in die Feministische Wissenschaft / Gender Studies (Pflichtfach)
      • Einführung in Gender Studies ( 2.0h VU / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft (SKZ: 645, Version: 17W.3)
    • Fach: Feministische Wissenschaft/Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • 5.1 Einführung in die Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung ( 0.0h VO/PS/KS/SE/VP/VC/VS / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
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    • Fach: Feministische Wissenschaft/Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • Einführung in die Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung ( 0.0h VO/PS/KU/SE/VP/VK/VS / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
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    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung
        • Feministische Wissenschaft/Genderstudies ( 6.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
          • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
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    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung
        • Feministische Wissenschaft/Genderstudies ( 6.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
          • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3. Semester empfohlen
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    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung
        • Feministische Wissenschaft/Genderstudies ( 6.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
          • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
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    • Fach: Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
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        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
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    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
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    • Fach: Feministische Wissenschaften/Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • WEW5.2 Feministische Wissenschaften/Gender Studies ( 0.0h LV / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
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    • Fach: Vertiefung Feministische Wissenschaften/Gender Studies (Wahlfach)
      • Vertiefung Feministische Wissenschaften/Gender Studies ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
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    • Fach: Studienleistungen gem. § 3 Abs. 2a des Curriculums (Pflichtfach)
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        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
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    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 9.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
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    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 18.0 ECTS)
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    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
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    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
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      • Einführung in Theorie und Methoden der Gender Studies ( 0.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 197.001 Introduction to Gender Studies (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
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Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Wintersemester 2019/20
  • 197.001 VO Einführung in die Gender Studies (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2019
  • 197.108 VO Einführung in Gender Studies (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)