GEET 312 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
History of the Women’s Rights Movement
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEET 312
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course examines the history of the women’s rights movement and will analyze the ways that women have mobilized over the 20th and 21st centuries. Historical analysis will be used to trace how the women’s rights movement began, evolved and the divisions among different women’s groups. A special emphasis will be made on the history of the women’s rights movement in Turkey.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to compare and contrast the first, second and third waves of feminism
  • to identify key events and thinkers that define the different waves of feminism
  • to analyze the relationship between gender and the state
  • • to compare and contrast the women’s rights movement in different states such as the United States, United Kingdom and Turkey
  • to identify key issues of debate within the women’s rights movement currently
  • to trace the history of the women’s rights movement in Turkey
Course Content This course aims to give students insight into women’s rights movement of the 20th and 21st century by comparing and contrasting the different waves of feminism. The contribution of international organizations, particularly the United Nations will be discussed in greater detail and a special emphasis will be made on the women’s rights movement in Turkey.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction Bell hooks,Feminism is for Everybody, Pluto Press 2000 (Ch. 1 Feminist Politics, p. 1-7)
2 Introduction to First Wave Feminism Mary Wollestonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women
3 First Wave Feminism and the Suffrage Movement Finnegan, Margaret. 1999. Selling Suffrage. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
4 Film Screening – Iron Jawed Angels
5 First Wave International Women’s Movement Rupp, Leila. 1997. Worlds of Women. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
6 Women and the Anti-War Movement Cythia Cockburn, From Where We Stand, Zed Books, 2007
7 Second Wave Feminism Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, Vintage Books, 1989 Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition), W.W. Norton, 2015
8 Third Wave Feminism Astrid Henry, Not My Mother’s Sister Gillis et al, Third Wave Feminism, A Critical Exploration, Indiana University Press, 2004
9 Midterm Exam
10 United Nations and Women’s Conferences Meyer and Prugl
11 Gender and the State Meyer and Prugl, Chp. 1, Lorber, Judith. Paradoxes of Gender, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.
12 Fourth Wave Feminism? Kira Cochrane, All the Rebel Women: The Rise of the Fourth Wave of Feminism
13 Ottoman Women’s Movement Serpil Çakır, Osmanlı Kadın Hareketi, Metis Yayınları, 2010
14 History of Turkey’s Women’s Rights Movement Serpil Sancar, Türk Modernleşmesinin Cinsiyeti, İletişim Yayınları, (4. Baskı), 2017
15 Class Presentations
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

 

Enloe, Cynthia. Bananas, Beaches and Bases, University of California Press

De Beauvoir, SimoneThe Second Sex, Vintage Books

Lorber, Judith.  Paradoxes of Gender, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

Meyer, Mary K. And Elisabeth Prugl.  Gender Politics in Global Governance, New York: Rowman and Littleford Publishers, 1999. 

Corrin, Chris.  Feminist Perspectives on Politics, London: Pearson Prentice Hall, 1999.  

Freedman, Estelle, ed., The Essential Feminist Reader, New York: Modern Library Classics Edition, 2007

Gamble, Sarah, ed., The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminism, London: Routledge, 2001

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
16
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
23
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
165

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to critically discuss and interpret theories, concepts, methods, tools and ideas in the field of Public Relations and Advertising.

2

To be able to make use of theoretical knowledge in Public Relations and Advertising field.

3

To have scientific values during the collection, interpretation, publication and implementation of data for content production, dissemination and maintenance.

 

4

To develop and use the acquired knowledge, skills and capabilities ethically in Public Relations and Advertising field in a lifelong process, in the light of individual and social aims.

5

To be able to take responsibility in an individual capacity or as a team in generating solutions to unexpected problems that arise during implementation process in the Public Relations and Advertising field.

6

To be informed about national, regional and global issues and problems; to be able to generate methods of solutions depending on related evidence and research and to acquire the ability to report those to the public.

7

To be able to express creative ideas and solution offers to communication problems regarding Public Relations and Advertising field both verbally and in written form, to be able to report those to the persons and institutions concerned, while supporting those ideas with qualitative and quantitative data.

8

To be able to follow the latest developments in Public Relations and Advertising field closely; to be able to determine regularities and changes in the fundamental dynamics of the field.

9

To have social and scientific values and ethical principles during the collection, interpretation, publication and implementation of data for content production, dissemination and maintenance.

10

To be able to make use of other disciplines that form a basis for Public Relations and Advertising field and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines.

11

To be able to follow developments, techniques, methods, as well as research in public relations and advertising field; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1)

12

To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.

13

To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advanced-level computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest