HUK237


Course Title Course Code Program Level
Gender and Law (English) HUK237 Law B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
03
(Fall)
14x2 28 2 2,5

Teaching Staff Asst. Prof. Dr. Nezahat Demiray - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özge Yücel
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives To analyze legal and social problems with regards to the perspective of gender in the context of international law
Course Content In this course, main concepts within gender, feminism, feminist legal theory, queer theory is discussed. Also the relationship between gender and civil law, principles and regulations on combating domestic violence and gender-based violence are analyzed. Furthermore, the principle of equality, the prohibition of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes, and intersectionalism are dealt.
Learning Outcomes (LO) 1. To analyze social problems within human rights with critical approach 2. To possess a perspective of gender while analyzing legal problems 3. To view all gender problems within the scope of international law 4. To analyze legal problems in the context of feminist law theory 5. To be able to research law literature
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the course, terms about sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and sexual characteristics – Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhittin Şahin
2. Week The construction of gender: Social and legal norms – Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhittin Şahin Public and private space – Asst. Prof. Dr. F. Süzgün Şahin
3. Week Feminist theory and practice, the vawes of feminism – Asst. Prof. Dr. Süzgün Şahin
4. Week Feminist legal theory– Asst. Prof. Dr. F. Süzgün Şahin
5. Week The deconstruction of gender: Queer theory – Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhittin Şahin
6. Week A critical approach to the domestic legal rules within gender: The legal recognition of gender identity, Early and forced marriages Family name, Reproductive rights – Asst. Prof. Dr. Özge Yücel
7. Week Gender-based violence, types of violence, Violence in intimate relationships: Domestic violence and flirt violence – Asst. Prof. Dr. Özge Yücel
8. Week Midterm Exam
9. Week Movie screening
10. Week Holistic approach to combating gender-based violence and domestic violence,The relation between violence and discrimination – Asst. Prof. Dr. Özge Yücel
11. Week The principle of equality: formal and substantive equality Affirmative actions – Asst. Prof. Dr. Nezahat Demiray
12. Week The prohibition of discrimination, types of discrimination – Asst. Prof. Dr. Nezahat Demiray
13. Week Hate speech and hate crimes – Res. Assist. Gökçe Serim
14. Week Intersectionalism and “Empathy Game”, Game of “Veil of Ignorance” with Rawls’ perspective - Asst. Prof. Dr. Özge Yücel, Asst. Prof. Dr. F. Süzgün Şahin Forum Discussion – Asst. Prof. Dr. Nezahat Demiray, Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhittin Şahin, Res. Assist. Gökçe Serim
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%) Students must have minimum attendance of 50%. If the students attend %80, 5 points will be added to the final exam points.
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Annamarie Jagose, Queer Theory - An Introduction, New York University Press, New York 1996 Bonita Meyersfeld, Domestic Violence and International Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland, Oregon 2012 Catherine A. MacKinnon, Toward a Feminist Theory of the State, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1989 Gülriz Uygur ve Nadire Özdemir (Editörler), Hukuk ve Toplumsal Cinsiyet Çalışmaları, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara 2018
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)

 

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 3

4

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3

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