CSS Gender Studies Syllabus [100 Marks]

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CSS Gender Studies Syllabus [100 Marks]


I. Introduction to Gender Studies
§ Introduction to Gender Studies
§ Difference between Gender and Women Studies
§ Multi-disciplinary nature of Gender Studies
§ Autonomy vs. Integration Debate in Gender Studies
§ Status of Gender Studies in Pakistan

II. Social Construction of Gender
§ Historicizing Constructionism
§ Problematizing the category of “Sex”: Queer Theory
§ Is “Sex” socially determined, too?
§ Masculinities and Feminism
§ Nature versus Culture: A Debate in Gender Development

III. Feminist Theories and Practice
§ What is Feminism
§ Liberal Feminism
§ Radical Feminism
§ Marxist/Socialist Feminism
§ Psychoanalytical Feminism
§ Men’s Feminism
§ Postmodern Feminism

IV. Feminist Movements
§ Feminist Movements in the West, First W ave, Second Wave and Third Wave Feminism, United Nation Conferences on Women, Feminist Movements in Pakistan.

V. Gender and Development
§ Colonial and Capitalistic Perspectives of Gender
§ Gender Analysis of Development Theories; Modernization Theory, World System
Theory, Dependency Theory, Structural Functionalism.
§ Gender Approaches to Development: Women in Development (WID), Women and Development (WAD),
Gender and Development (GAD); Gender Critique of Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs).
§ Globalization and Gender

VI. Status of Women in Pakistan
§ Status of Women’s health in Pakistan
§ Status of Women in Education
§ Women and Employment
§ Women and Law

VII. Gender and Governance
§ Defining Governance
§ Suffragist Movement
§ Gender Issues in Women as Voters
§ Gender Issues in Women as Candidates
§ Gender Issues in Women as Representatives
§ Impact of Political Quota in Pakistan

VIII. Gender Based Violence
§ Defining Gender Based Violence
§ Theories of Violence against Women
§ Structural and Direct Forms of Violence
§ Strategies to Eliminate Violence against Women

IX. Case Studies of:
§ Mukhtaran Mai
§ Mallala Yousaf Zai
§ Shermin Ubaid Chinoy