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GEN 541 Gender in the Middle East 3 Credits
This course introduces the key issues and debates in the study of gender in the Middle East. It aims to provide a gendered analysis of the prevailing discourses, ideologies and social movements in the region and to equip students with skills and methodologies to analyse the shaping of the gender identities in relation to social, political and cultural processes from the late 19th century to the present. The course also aims to link the historical questions and issues regarding gender to contemporary discussions and discourses on femininities and masculinities in the Middle East. Core topics include the interconnections between feminism and nationalism, the veiling debate, women?s agency, Islamic feminism, masculinities, and politics of sexuality during and after the Arab Spring.

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Spring 2019-2020 Gender in the Middle East 3
Spring 2018-2019 Gender in the Middle East (CULT541) 3
Spring 2017-2018 Gender in the Middle East (CULT541) 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 542 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence 3 Credits
20th century has been ''a century of wars, global and local, hot and cold'' (Catherine Lutz). The course explores the different ways in which war and political violence are remembered through a gender lens. Central questions include: what are the gendered effects of war, political violence, and militarization? How have wars, genocide and other forms of political violence been narrated and represented? How do women remember and narrate gendered violence in war? How are post-conflict processes and transitional justice gendered? What is the relationship between testimony, storytelling, and healing? How is the relationship between the ''personal'' and the ''public/national'' reconstructed in popular culture, film, literature, and (auto)biographical texts dealing with war, genocide, and other forms of political violence? How are wars memorialized and gendered through monuments, museums, and other memory sites? Besides others, case studies on Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Rwanda, former Yugoslavia, and Argentina will be used to elaborate the key concepts and debates in the emerging literature on gender, memory, and war.

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Fall 2017-2018 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (CULT542) 3
Fall 2016-2017 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (CULT542) 3
Fall 2015-2016 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (CULT542) 3
Spring 2012-2013 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (CULT542) 3
Spring 2011-2012 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (CULT542) 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 544 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3 Credits
This course will explore a wide variety of texts ranging from academic, literary and political writings to films and documentaries on gender and sexuality in Turkey. Topics include the evolution of the feminist movement from the late nineteenth century till today, the experiences and narratives of masculinity, violence against women, virginity debates, the interconnections between gender and nationalism, religious and state discourses on the body, the politics of secularism and Islam the writings and experiences of minorities, politics of sexuality and queer politics.

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Fall 2018-2019 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT544) 3
Fall 2017-2018 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT544) 3
Spring 2016-2017 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT544) 3
Spring 2014-2015 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT544) 3
Fall 2013-2014 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT544) 3
Spring 2010-2011 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT544) 3
Spring 2009-2010 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT544) 3
Spring 2007-2008 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT544) 3
Spring 2006-2007 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT544) 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 600 Gender: Fundamental Concepts and Approaches 3 Credits
Philosophical, historical, psychological and scientific perspectives on the definition and meaning of gender: history of the emergence and development of the concept; Drawing out the connections between gender and different regimes of power; discussion of subjectivity, sexuality, cultural and artistic practices, and violence in light of feminist and queer theory.

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Fall 2019-2020 Gender: Fundamental Concepts and Approaches 3
Fall 2018-2019 Gender: Fundamental Concepts and Approaches 3
Fall 2017-2018 Gender: Fundamental Concepts and Approaches 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 601 Methodology for Gender Studies 3 Credits
Supplementing basic qualitative research strategies with perspectives from women?s studies, and feminist and queer theory; Discussing how fundamental topics in gender studies can be studied and discussing their political significance; critically examining existing methods; thinking about the factors that determine a feminist or queer research question and method.

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Fall 2019-2020 Methodology for Gender Studies 3
Spring 2017-2018 Methodology for Gender Studies 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 605 Theories of Gender and Sexuality 3 Credits
Social and cultural perspectives on the reception, uses, and contestations of the body, gender and sexualities; Development of theory, social movements, and activism aspects; Discussions on men and masculinities, sexual minorities, undoing gender, and ethnographic comparisons on gender and sexual cultures.

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Spring 2019-2020 Theories of Gender and Sexuality 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 610 Gender and Politics 3 Credits
This course explores the relationship between gender, culture and politics. It offers a theoretical survey of the role of gender in shaping definitions of the political and practices of citizenship and participation. Through the discussion of concrete examples representing a diversity of cultural, social and political contexts, the course opens up to discussion gendered social and political mobilizations, identity politics, the interaction between the personal and the political, and different forms and spheres of doing politics ranging from the everyday to transnational, face- to-face to digital encounters. The course also critically assesses the sociopolitical ramifications of institutional and national gender policies and cultural political perspectives regarding changing gender relations.

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Spring 2019-2020 Gender and Politics 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 620 Gender and Knowledge 3 Credits
This course examines the relationship between gender and knowledge in social, cultural, economic and scientific contexts (from a philosophical perspective). Topics to be covered include how gender relations influence the production and content of knowledge, the biases and injustices they give rise to, and the question of objectivity of knowledge.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 680 Men and Masculinities 3 Credits
This course introduces students to the study of men as gendered social beings and masculinities as learnt, reproduced, or challenged performances. Topics include an interdisciplinary examination of social and personal meanings of masculinity; variety of male experience by social class, race, sexuality, and age; emerging masculinities of the future; males' diverse experiences as boys/men; and public discourses and representations about changing masculinities.

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Spring 2019-2020 Men and Masculinities 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 683 Gender and Migration 3 Credits
This course introduces students to global migration processes through a gendered lens by looking at how roles and identities linked to one?s sex, gender and sexuality shape, and are shaped by, migration causes, conditions and experiences. Topics to be covered include feminization of global migration; care migration, masculinities and migration; sexual and gender based violence, trafficking and asylum; sex and marriage migration and shifting intimacies

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 690 PhD Pro-thesis Seminar 0 Credit
This course is mainly an exercise in listening, reading and writing on a regular basis. The students will not only be exposed to various research areas in the field toward which they may direct their future thesis work, but will also get in the habit of writing short concise essays.

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Spring 2019-2020 PhD Pro-thesis Seminar 0
Spring 2018-2019 PhD Pro-thesis Seminar 0
Fall 2018-2019 PhD Pro-thesis Seminar 0
Spring 2017-2018 PhD Pro-thesis Seminar 0

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ECTS Credit: 5 ECTS (5 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 699 PhD Thesis 0 Credit
Provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of PhD students' thesis research and writing, which they are expected to accomplish under the supervision of a Faculty advisor plus other thesis committee members following the completion of their course-work.

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Spring 2019-2020 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2019-2020 PhD Thesis 0
Spring 2018-2019 PhD Thesis 0
Fall 2018-2019 PhD Thesis 0

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ECTS Credit: 141 ECTS (141 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 700 Readings and Research on Gender 3 Credits
A course for advanced graduate students to focus on specific topics in gender and women's studies.

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Spring 2019-2020 Readings and Research on Gender 3
Fall 2019-2020 Readings and Research on Gender 3
Spring 2018-2019 Readings and Research on Gender 3
Fall 2018-2019 Readings and Research on Gender 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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