Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Contact Hours: A 2-hour Seminar per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
Politics and International Studies at Undergradute level
|Non Allowed Subjects:
166-403 Women in Global Politics
|Core Participation Requirements:
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CoordinatorProf Sheila Jeffreys
Prof. Sheila Jeffreys firstname.lastname@example.org
This subject will examine feminist contributions to the theorising of international politics. It will consider the ways in which feminist theorists have 'gendered' international relations theory. The subject engages with the work of theorists from different feminist positions. It will include feminist interventions in and critiques of international law and of postcolonial theory. Feminist theory on the following topics will be included: nationalism, cultural relativism, multiculturalism, fundamentalism, ecofeminism, third world feminisms, theorising the international sex industry, the usefulness of human rights approaches, women and armed conflict. On completion students should have developed the ability to criticise international political theory for the ways in which the experience of women is dealt with. The more nuanced view of international politics that the subject aims to develop will be useful to students working in the international arena.
A written essay of 5000 words (100%) due in the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed.Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject.Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment that is submitted after the due date and up to 10 working days late without an approved extension will be marked on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment that is submitted later than 10 working days will not be accepted or marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Master of International Relations
Politics and International Studies
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