- Code GEND2085
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Gender Studies
- Areas of interest Gender Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course explores the experiences of men and women in regards to the political violence associated with contemporary conflict. It also critically engages questions of why it is that men and women might experience conflict differently, are expected to behave in different ways, and have different opportunities for protection, recovery, justice, and sustainable peace. It focuses on issues associated with contemporary conflict such as 'new wars', terrorism, peacekeeping operations, transitional justice, and complex emergencies. It explores theories of peace and conflict, international relations, security, gender relations, and research ethics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the gendered
politics of war.
- Have an appreciation and understanding of the relevant
international relations theories that contribute to different understanding of
the politics of war.
- Have a demonstrated ability to offer gender-based
insights into the politics of war.
- Be able to critically reflect upon the literature and
materials presented in this course.
- Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply relevant research methodologies to this subject area.
Essay (2,000 words) 50%,
Essay (500 words) 15%,
Exam 25% and
Tutorial Work 10%.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Enloe, C. Does Khaki Become You? The Militarization of Women's Lives, 2nd edition, Pandora, 1998.
Pettman, J.J. Worlding Women: A Feminist International Politics, Allen & Unwin, 1996.
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