IRL 2220 SS20 GENDER AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COURSE OUTLINE COURSE OUTLINE(1).docx - SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES SOCIAL SCIENCES IRL 2220 GENDER AND

IRL 2220 SS20 GENDER AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COURSE OUTLINE COURSE OUTLINE(1).docx

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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES IRL 2220: GENDER AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SPRING SEMESTER 2020, SECTION ‘A’ CREDIT UNITS: 3 UNITS R. MUNNA MWAKINA [email protected] MEETING TIME: MONDAY/WEDNESDAY 7.20pm-9.00pm ROOM ‘LT5’ CONSULTATION HOURS: Monday 3.30pm-5.30pm @ The Common Room, SHSS 1. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Gender is one of the most fundamental concepts around which we organize our daily lives. Yet, it is rarely considered in the discipline of International Relations. What happens when we approach the study of world politics from a gender-sensitive position? Does it force us to question our most basic understandings of the world? Does it simply give us a more complete picture? Or does it change very little of consequence? This course offers a comprehensive overview of feminist contributions to International Relations and feminist scholarship. It also provides students with an in-depth discussion of how IR feminist scholars have sought to re-think key concepts and central areas of concern in this field. This course will evaluate the impact that questions of gender have had upon International Relations. Along the way, we will ask: What is gender? Where do we find gender in world politics? What impact has a focus on gender had upon our traditional ways of understanding international relations? How has gender affected the way that policymakers think? What is the connection between gender and war? How can we best approach gender- specific issues like female genital cutting and sex trafficking? 2. COURSE OBJECTIVES: The objective of this course is to expose students to the evolving study of gender in international politics and the links between gender, feminism and International Relations. introduce students to gendered lenses to examine, address and study the influence of gender on International Relations using IR feminist theory. 3. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 1. Explain concepts and theories in International Relations. 2. Explain and use Research Methodology in International Relations. 3. Collect, Collate, analyze and respond critically to information. 4. Critically analyze the dynamics of world politics. 5. Identify threats and opportunities to national strategic interests, and formulate policies in response. 1
6. Apply understanding of a global, multicultural and complex interconnected world to explain and predict issues in International Relations. 7. Demonstrate diplomatic etiquette in the International context. 4. LINK TO PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES 1. Explain concepts and theories in International Relations. 2. Collect, Collate, analyze and respond critically to information. 3. Critically analyze the dynamics of world politics. 4. Identify threats and opportunities to national strategic interests, and formulate policies in response.

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