Feminist Perspectives on Politics

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Feminist Perspectives on Politics

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Introduction to Politics

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course seeks to introduce students to a variety of feminist perspectives on politics. The course examines key questions within the study of politics at both the local and the global level and within and beyond state boundaries to reveal how feminist perspectives have transformed understandings of the 'political'. In particular, the course explores the ways in which feminist analyses have revealed and challenged key assumptions about the ?who, when, where and how? of politics resulting from ?masculinist? constructions of state-society relations, international relations and human rights. Students will then apply feminist analyses to a series of contemporary questions in international politics with a particular focus on issues relating to women?s human rights.
    By the end of this course students will be able to:
    ? Analyse a variety of feminist perspectives and the differences between them;
    ? Explain the contribution that feminist perspectives have made to our understandings of the political;
    ? Apply feminist analyses to contemporary empirical questions;
    ? Assess the development of the politics of women?s human rights

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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