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GEN 341 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men 3 Credits
How have we developed our ideas of what it means to be a woman and what it means to be a man? How do these ideas change historically and from one society to another? Asking these questions and others, this course aims to develop a critical awareness of how gender and sexuality have shaped and have been shaped by political, religious, economic, scientific, and cultural practices and discourses in different parts of the world, including Turkey.

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Fall 2019-2020 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men 3
Summer 2018-2019 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men (CULT341) 3
Spring 2018-2019 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men (CULT341) 3
Spring 2017-2018 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men (CULT341) 3
Spring 2016-2017 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men (CULT341) 3
Fall 2015-2016 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men (CULT341) 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 343 Topics In Gender & Sexuality Studies 3 Credits
This course addresses historical and contemporary issues in gender and sexuality studies. The specific focus of the course will be announced each semester that it is offered. Topics and approaches may be drawn from anthropology, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, literature, performance studies, sociology, and visual studies.

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Fall 2018-2019 Topics In Gender & Sexuality Studies (CULT343) 3
Summer 2011-2012 Topics In Gender & Sexuality Studies (CULT343) 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 383 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: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 399 Independent Study in Gender Studies 3 Credits
This course allows students to explore an area of gender studies that is not currently covered in regular course offerings. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning, including developing together a reading list and forms of evaluation. Students must receive the approval of a supervisor faculty member prior to enrollment.

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Spring 2019-2020 Independent Study in Gender Studies 3
Fall 2019-2020 Independent Study in Gender Studies 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 410 Gender and Politics 3 Credits
This course explores the relationship between gender, culture and politics. It offers a the oretical 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

Prerequisite: GEN 341 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 441 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 (CULT441) 3
Spring 2017-2018 Gender in the Middle East (CULT441) 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 442 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 (CULT442) 3
Fall 2016-2017 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (CULT442) 3
Fall 2015-2016 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (CULT442) 3
Spring 2012-2013 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (CULT442) 3
Spring 2011-2012 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence (CULT442) 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 444 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 2019-2020 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3
Summer 2018-2019 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3
Fall 2018-2019 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3
Fall 2017-2018 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3
Spring 2016-2017 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3
Spring 2014-2015 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3
Fall 2013-2014 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3
Spring 2010-2011 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3
Spring 2009-2010 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3
Spring 2007-2008 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3
Spring 2006-2007 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3
Fall 2003-2004 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (CULT444) 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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GEN 480 Men and Mesculinities 3 Credits
This course introduces students to be 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 as boys/men;and public discourses and representations about changing masculinities.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Men and Mesculinities 3

Prerequisite: GEN 341 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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