Department of Sociology

SOC535 CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST THEORY

Course Code: 2320535
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. FATMA YILDIZ ECEVİT
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is 1) to familiarise students with the activity of theorising and to teach them skills with which they can engage wit social theory more comfortably 2) to help students learn about main theoretical strands and question their applicability 3) to help students develop a critical approach particularly in relation to issues such as family, class.state.production.reproduction, sexuality and violence.

Course Content

This course explores a number of theories and central issues evolving around the issues of women´s oppression. It particularly focuses on patriarchy which has been central to much feminist analysis and continues to inform a great deal of feminist work.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able 1)to develop an understanding of the concepts and key terms 2) critically examine the theories 3)to challenge th eexisting forms of academic knowledge and practices.