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Course Code and Title: SOS 643-Women and Society

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Masters
Year and Semester: Autumn
Course Length: One Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 7
Lecturer: Dr. Vildan Akan
Course Contents:

  • Gender in global perspective
  • Gender and socialization
  • Gender identity
  • Theoretical analysis of gender
  • Gender studies in Turkey

Course Objectives: At the end of this course the students learn the scientific and ideological bases of important contemporary theories about gender differences. As in many societies, in this society, too, to be female is to be surrounded by barriers in many aspects of life, so the students can make critical evaluation.
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions
Assessment Method: Written exams and assignment
Recommended Reading List:
Duelli-Klein, G. And Duelli-Klein R. (1983) Theories of Women’s Studies, Routledge and Kegan Paul: Boston.
Jenkins, R. (1996) Social Identities, Routledge: London.
Kağıtçıbaşı, Çiğdem. (1989) “Women’s Intra-Family Status, Education and Employment in Turkey”, in International Conference an “Improving Employment Prospects for Women in a Changing Society”, Nov. 7-8, 1989, Ankara.
Tan, Mine. (1979) Kadın: Ekonomik Yaşamı ve Eğitimi, Tisa Matbaacılık, Ankara.

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