Course code: EUROGG01
Course tutor: Various
The Core Course aims to equip students with advanced skills, theoretical and methodological frameworks essential for the study of gender in an interdisciplinary context at postgraduate level.
The Core Course is a junction of intersecting disciplines used in the arts and humanities, social sciences, development and built environment, laws and historical sciences. It introduces students to the ways in which different disciplines inform, complement and challenge each other in matters of gender. The course aims to foster students’ ability to think critically, and to carry out independent research.
Teaching is carried out in the form of lectures and seminar groups employing a variety of methods.
The lectures are complemented by discussions, which provide an opportunity to explore and scrutinize issues from different angles, and develop student learning.
Classes are held on a weekly basis throughout the First and Second Terms (while the Third Term focuses on dissertation writing and presentation).
Students will hear different voices almost from week to week, and topics will be approached in different ways and from different angles.
There are four main clusters of topics around which essential issues revolve:
- Cluster 1 - Ideologies
- Cluster 2 - Gender, Policy and Organisation
- Cluster 3 - Cross Cultural Approaches to Gender
- Cluster 4 - Representations of Gender
You will be expected to have read certain texts in advance of most classes. It is important that you come well prepared, as intensive critical discussion of key texts is very much part of the learning process at graduate level.
You are expected to write two 3.000-word assessed essays.
For further information about the core course and the assessments please go to moodle or download the Handbook 2012-2013.