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IR4542   Gender and Terrorism

Academic year(s): 2024-2025

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: Monday 3pm - 5pm

This module will familiarise students with how gender is a construction that privileges certain actors over and against others. Bluntly, gender, similarly to race and class, is a tool for the construction and maintenance of power. Therefore, this module aims to answer, 'how does Terrorism Studies scholarship privilege certain actors?' Beginning with the assumed primacy of the state, the students will deconstruct how Terrorism Studies' reliance upon the discourse of legitimacy and rationality denies agency to certain groups and actors. Students will then evaluate how such discourse impacts the scholarship and information regarding women who are involved in political violence.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks), 2 consultation hours with Coordinator (x 12 weeks). 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of the following semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

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


Module coordinator: Dr K Giri
Module teaching staff: Dr K Giri