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Department of Political Science and International Relations

GEET 312 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
History of the Women’s Rights Movement
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEET 312
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course examines the history of the women’s rights movement and will analyze the ways that women have mobilized over the 20th and 21st centuries. Historical analysis will be used to trace how the women’s rights movement began, evolved and the divisions among different women’s groups. A special emphasis will be made on the history of the women’s rights movement in Turkey.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to compare and contrast the first, second and third waves of feminism
  • to identify key events and thinkers that define the different waves of feminism
  • to analyze the relationship between gender and the state
  • • to compare and contrast the women’s rights movement in different states such as the United States, United Kingdom and Turkey
  • to identify key issues of debate within the women’s rights movement currently
  • to trace the history of the women’s rights movement in Turkey
Course Description This course aims to give students insight into women’s rights movement of the 20th and 21st century by comparing and contrasting the different waves of feminism. The contribution of international organizations, particularly the United Nations will be discussed in greater detail and a special emphasis will be made on the women’s rights movement in Turkey.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Basic Concepts and Historical Background I: Rise of the Individual and “Natural Women” Aivazova, Svetlena (1994). Towards a History of Feminism, Russian Studies in History, pp. 63-69. Okin, Susan Moller (1979). Rousseau’s Natural Women, The Journal of Politics, pp. 393-416.
3 Historical Background II: Women and Reason Wollstonecraft, M. (1792). A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Gatens, Moira (1986) Rousseau and Wollstonecraft: Nature vs, Reason, Australian Journal of Philosophy, p.p. 1-15
4 First and Second Wave Feminism Sharlach, Lisa B. (2009). First Wave Feminism in The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, pp. 1-3. Durudoğan, Hülya (2010). İkinci Dalga Fransız Feminizmine Kısa Bir Bakış, Türkiye’de Toplumsal Cinsiyet Çalışmaları, pp. 67-99.
5 Film Screening/Quiz
6 Third and Fourth Wave Feminism I Hokulani K. Aikau, Erickson K.& Pierce, J.L. (2018). Feminism, First-, Second-, and Third-Wave in The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Rivers, N. (2017). Postfeminism(s) and the arrival of the Fourth Wave. pp. 107 -131.
7 Third and Fourth Wave Feminism II Hokulani K. Aikau, Erickson K.& Pierce, J.L. (2018). Feminism, First-, Second-, and Third-Wave in The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Rivers, N. (2017). Postfeminism(s) and the arrival of the Fourth Wave. pp. 107 -131.
8 Ottoman Women’s Movement Serpil Çakır (201 0 ) . Osmanlı Kadın Hareketi: XX. Yüzyılın Başında Kadınların Hak Mücadelesi. Türkiye’de Toplumsal Cinsiyet Çalışmaları . pp. 99 -115. Demirdirek, Aynur (1998). In pursuit of the Ottoman Women's Movement (Translated by Zehra F. Arat), in Deconstructing images of "the Turkish woman. ” pp.65 -83.
9 Midterm Exam
10 Turkish Feminism I Sirman, Nükhet (1989). Feminism in Turkey: A Short History, New Perspectives on Turkey, 1 -33. C Diner, Ş Toktaş (2010). Waves of feminism in Turkey: Kemalist, Islamist and Kurdish women's movements in an era of globalization, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, pp.41 – 57
11 Turkish Feminism II Miller, Ruth A. (2007). Rights, Reproduction, Sexuality, and Citizenship in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 32, no. 2. Coşar, Simten & Kerestecioğlu, İnci -Özkan (2013). Feminizmin Neoliberalizmle İmtihanı, Doğu Batı Toplumsal Cinsiyet II, pp. 21 -37.
12 Film Screening/Quiz
13 Feminism in the Middle East Ahmed, Leila (1982). Feminism and Feminist Movements in the Middle East, Women’s Studies Int. Forum, pp. 153-168. Palabıyık, Adem (2012-13). Toplumsal Cİnsiyet’e Sosyolojik Bir Yaklaşım: Ortadoğu’nun Halleri, Doğu Batı Toplumsal Cinsiyet, pp. 225-261.
14 Feminism in the Middle East Ahmed, Leila (1982). Feminism and Feminist Movements in the Middle East, Women’s Studies Int. Forum, pp. 153-168. Palabıyık, Adem (2012-13). Toplumsal Cİnsiyet’e Sosyolojik Bir Yaklaşım: Ortadoğu’nun Halleri, Doğu Batı Toplumsal Cinsiyet, pp. 225-261.
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

 

 

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
30
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
15
3
45
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
20
20
Final Exam
1
32
32
    Total
145

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to use the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

2

To be able to have the basic knowledge of, and make use of other disciplines which contribute to the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

3

To be able to distinguish the differences between classical and contemporary theories and to assess their relationship.

4

To be able to recognize regional and global issues, and develop solutions based on research.

5

To be able to assess the acquired knowledge and skills in the areas of Political Science and International Relations critically.

6

To be able to transfer ideas and proposals on issues in the areas of Political Science and International Relations to other people and institutions verbally and in writing.

7

To be able to identify the historical continuity and changes observed in the relations between the actors and institutions of national and international politics.

8

To be able to examine concepts, theories, and developments with scientific methods in the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

9

To be able to take responsibility as an individual and as a team member.

10

To be able to act in accordance with the scientific and ethical values in studies related to Political Science and International Relations.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Political Science and International Relations and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout human history to their field of experience.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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