Politics of Gender

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Module code
FHEQ Level
Department of Politics and International Studies

Module overview

This course introduces third year students in Politics degrees to diverse debates in gender and politics. Developed through a thematic, transnational approach, the module invites students to engage with majority world thinking on thematic questions and situate these intellectual debates within contemporary gender concerns

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module


On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the themes, debates and issues around gender and sexuality in the discipline of politics
  • Examine critically and assess specific debates that have occurred within gender and sexuality studies or queer theory
  • Assess critically the role of theory and politics in the making of gender and sexuality and the influence of gendering and/or sexuality on politics
  • Be able to produce critical writing about the politics of gender and sexuality and to engage in discussion and debate on the topics.




This module will be taught over 10 weeks with:

  • 1 hour lecture per week
  • 1 hour tutorial per week


Method of assessment


Assignment 1: Review 30%
Assignment 2: Essay 60%
Seminar participation: 10%



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