sap course 1429462104

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 226

Course Title:

Cross National Perspectives on Women's Movements

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Evolution and current state of women’s movements in different countries. Middle Eastern, North American, European, and Latin American cases.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Sophomore
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. Nancy A. Naples & Manisha Desai (eds.), Women’s Activism and Globalization (Routledge, 2002).
Course Objective: 

The main objective of this course is to provide the students with in-depth knowledge on the development and current state of women’s movements in different countries. The course seeks to explore the historical, social and political dynamics of the women’s movement through an analysis of Middle Eastern, North American, European and Latin American experiences.

Extended Description: 

Development and current state of women’s movements in different countries.The historical unfolding of the women’s movements. The socio-political dynamics that interacted with the rise and evolution of rights-based claims ingrained within the women’s movements. The mainstreaming and/or backlash that the demands raised by the women’s movements. Middle Eastern, North American, European, and Latin American cases.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Describe basic concepts in feminist theory and politics (sex, gender, identity, reproductive rights, social division of labor, equal pay…etc.).
2. Explain the historical evolution and current state of women’s movement with reference to Middle Eastern, North American, European and Latin American.
3. Compare and contrast different country experiences in relation to the development and current state of women’s movement. 
4. Understand the contribution of feminist theory to women’s struggle. 
5. Recognize the significance of feminist campaigning for the struggle of gender equality.
6. Recognize and respect different identities and lifestyles.
7. Communicate effectively in writing and speech.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Reading
Peer Teaching
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Guest Speakers
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

sap_editor