Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3127: Gendered Politics of the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Aims

The module offers an overview of the main debates that inform and are informed by the study of gender and sexuality in the Middle East. It is a highly inter-disciplinary module that combines different theoretical and methodological approaches. The module emphasises the tight links between theory and activism whilst stressing the limits of binary analysis.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Identify some of the key social, economic and political contexts that inform and are informed by gender in the Middle East.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of gender in the Middle East beyond representational politics, notably the “woman question” or the practice of “veiling”
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Evaluate critically the role of the state, religious authorities, donors and further political actors in the construction of discourses on/of gender and sexuality in the Middle East
4. Evaluate different theoretical and methodological approaches employed in the study of gender and sexuality in the Middle East
Personal and Key Skills5. Write analytically for an academic and non-academic public
6. Demonstrate good research and indexing praxis (online and in the library)
7. Communicate arguments effectively through written submissions and verbal presentations