Gender Perspective on Middle Eastern Politics

Course NameGender Perspective on Middle Eastern Politics
Course CodePOS396
DescriptionThe course aims to help students develop a more gendered understanding of politics in the Midle East. It introduces them to gender analysis and feminist theoretical approaches to the major political conflicts in the region. Questions to tackle during the course will include, among others, what is a gendered approach in understanding conflicts such as civil wars, Arab spring revolts, regime change. How do ideas about masculinity and femininity affect Middle East policy, political economy, war, etc? The course will focuse on concept such as state, security, violence, war and the pursuit of peace, but will also consider other issues such as international law, LGBTQ advocacy and (international) political economy.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Demonstrate a gendered understanding of Middle eastern politics;
– Knowledgably compare and contrast feminist approaches to the political conflicts in the Middle East;
– Critically analyze the behavior of political actors toward the Middle East from gender-based perspectives;
– Develop and present persuasive oral and written arguments on the assign readings.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS