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PL30017: Genre et politique: la France en perspective comparée

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 33%, ES 67%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 33%)
  • Essay (ES 67%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:

* To introduce key concepts and theoretical perspectives in the analysis of the politics of gender
* To gain a better understanding of feminist mobilization and gender politics in France and in comparative perspective
* To examine the ways in which gender influences politics and policy.

Learning Outcomes:
A student who completes the unit should be able to demonstrate:
* critical understanding of crucial debates around gender, equality, and policy making in contemporary France;
* critical understanding of the relevance of gender equality in France and elsewhere;
* ability to apply these insights to the comparative analysis of gender equality policies;
* ability to engage constructively in focused discussion on the relevant topics of this unit in French;
* ability to give effective oral presentations to peers in French;
* ability to make use of relevant material to write clearly and analytically in French.

Skills:
Critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument, teamwork and the planning/ conduct/ reporting of quantitative and qualitative research. Skills in effective learning and language are also developed. The unit is taught in French.

Content:
This unit provides an introduction to gender, politics and policy in France and investigates a broad set of policies addressing gender and sexuality issues in France, Western Europe, North America and at the international level. The unit explores why, how and when gender dynamics matter in politics and public policy. The unit begins with an overview of the evolution of French feminist movements over time in comparative perspective. The unit then discusses a range of gender issues including political participation and representation, reproduction, employment, work-life balance issues, gender-based violence, and LGBTQI rights. We will examine this broad range of gender issues in a comparative perspective and draw on a variety of research methods.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL30017 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AYB13 : BA(Hons) French and Politics with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB08 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and ab initio Italian) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB09 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and ab initio Russian) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB05 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB18 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)

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