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IR3079   Feminist Theories in Global Politics

Academic year(s): 2023-2024

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 10am Tues

This module engages with feminist theories to shed light on key pillars of global politics. Acknowledging that neither feminisms nor theories are monolithic, the readings and discussions will explore different perspectives within feminist movements across place and time. The approach invites students to consider the experiences of people of all genders, using a critical and intersectional framework to analyze the workings of power and meanings of politics. The module transcends a focus on individual identity to examine how a feminist lens sheds light on relationships, institutions, spaces, environments, and ideas. Equally, the emphasis on 'theories' does not imply a separation from 'practice' or 'action'; rather, this module examines how theories both spring from action and inform action, thus requiring us to question the theory-practice binary in favor of more fluid modes of thinking about knowledge and power.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture (X11 weeks), 1 tutorial (X10 weeks), 1 writing workshop (X1 week)

Scheduled learning hours: 63

Guided independent study hours: 248

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr K C M Hunfeld
Module teaching staff: Dr Katharina Hunfeld