Course Description

Course Name

Gender in Global Perspectives

Session: VRMS3122

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

100 level course on sociology, anthropology, international relations, political science or permission of the instructor

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course examines the role of gender in different societies and helps understanding gendered dimensions of economic and social inequality, stratification, oppression and power in global perspectives. Questions regarding sex and gender are going to be discussed in the context of complex social phenomena such as: sex trafficking, pay‐gap, machismo, immigration, development, poverty, marriage and politics. Concepts such as democracy, human rights, freedom, emancipation, equality and oppression are going to be critically evaluated through the careful analysis of gendered practices around the world. The construction of both masculinity and femininity is going to be addressed and investigated in comparative, cross‐national perspectives. Case studies will help to approach gender in‐ context and from a cultural relativist perspective. 

*Course content subject to change