Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ARAM230: Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Palestine/Israel
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
This module aims to provide you with the skills of critical gender analysis, which will allow you to explore how settler colonialism and political violence are sustained and subverted in Palestine/Israel. You will learn to analyse how gender roles, relations, codes and norms become central to the production of violence, as well as how women and men experience, understand and resist this violence on individual and collective levels. You are expected to take an active role in creating and leading our learning community. The module encourages politically active learning through discussion of topical events and project-based assessment.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Discern the various ways in which gender roles, codes, norms and relations shape and are shaped by political violence in Palestine/Israel.|
2. Identify and critically assess how settler colonialism underwrites conflict in Palestine/Israel, in part through gendered and sexualised dynamics.
3. Evaluate how gender and sexuality intersect with diverse modes of resistance in Palestine/Israel.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Analyse and assess academic texts and prevailing discursive frames (i.e., conflict or occupation) critically.|
5. Distinguish between a range of methodological approaches as well as variety of genres, i.e. anthropological and sociological texts, (auto)biographical writings and fiction.
6. Demonstrate awareness of, and be sensitised to, the various processes by which gender (i.e., femaleness and maleness) is socially constructed and impacts politics.
|Personal and Key Skills||7. Engage in independent study and group work, including the presentation of material for group discussion|
8. Digest, select and organise material to produce, to a deadline, a coherent and cogent argument, developed through the mode of assessment.
9. Critically examine and review existing literature.