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Module Title LM Gender, Peace & (In)security
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 37831
Module Lead Emma Foster
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Guided independent study-170 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module will explore the complex relationship between gender, peace and (in)security in global politics and governance. It will critically examine peace and security issues with a focus on how gender and feminism matter to understanding conflict/post-conflict-related environments. Additionally, it will explore gender and feminist approaches within the practice of global governance, including the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the UN Women, Peace, and Security agenda (WPS) to more recent declarations of ‘feminist foreign policy’
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Identify and critically evaluate a range of academic literatures and methodological approaches to analysing gender in differing contexts as it relates to peace and (in)security
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complex interrelationship between gender, peace and (in)security
  • Explore how gender intersects with others forms of oppression
Assessment 37831-01 : Blog - 1000 words : Coursework (25%)
37831-02 : Essay - 2500 words : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1 x 1000 word blog (25%) 1 x 2500 word essay (75%)
Reassessment: resit of failed piece or pieces of assessment.
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