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Undergraduate Course: Contemporary Feminist Debates (SSPS10001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course draws upon expertise across the social sciences at Edinburgh to introduce students to the main approaches to the interdisciplinary study of gender and to provide grounding to major feminist debates in the field. It examines the development of feminist social and political thought from the 1960s onwards and relates theory to 'real life' issues and debates. Topics include:
gender and power, feminist debates on equality and difference, masculinities in the military, gender and technology, feminism and multiculturalism, and post-feminism.
Course description This course draws upon expertise across the social sciences at Edinburgh to introduce students to the main approaches to the interdisciplinary study of gender and to provide grounding to major feminist debates in the field. It examines the development of feminist social and political thought from the 1960s onwards and relates theory to 'real life' issues and debates. Examples of topics may include: feminist debates on equality and difference, masculinities, intersectionality, and women in politics.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 2 social science courses (such as Sociology, Politics, Social Policy, Social Anthropology, etc) at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  64
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 166 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 25% short essay and 75% long essay
Feedback Students will receive formative feedback prior to writing their final essay in the form of written comments on the 1500-word essay they submit around Week 5. They also have the opportunity to submit an essay plan around week 10 on which they can receive written or verbal feedback to assist in completing the long essay
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
- Understand and appraise the main approaches to the interdisciplinary study of gender;
- Understand the links between different strands of feminist thought, mainstream social and political thought, and contemporary social and political issues and debates;
- Develop research and analytical skills that help facilitate independent learning;
- Be able to communicate to others in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing, nurtured in seminar activities, group presentations and essay construction and feedback;
- Co operate with others in shared learning in seminars through small grou activities, group presentations and listening.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Weekly combined 2 hr lecture and 1hr seminar
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Mary Holmes
Tel: (0131 6)51 3140
Email: mary.holmes@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Emma Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3932
Email: Emma.Thomson@ed.ac.uk
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