20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: We are aware today more than ever that our gender identity affects how we are able to live our lives. This module gives you the opportunity to understand the complexity of the gendering of society through the example of contemporary France, and a range of other francophone countries of your choice. In the module we question why gender inequalities still exist in the 2020s in the family, in education, the workplace, leisure, politics and even as regards our citizenship. How does the country we live in affect gender relations? What is specific about France, or other francophone regions or nation-states? What can governments do to improve the situation? How do other types of inequalities, such as race and class, intersect with gender? What theories can we apply to understand these issues? How does the questioning of the gender binary and heteronormativity impact on these understandings?

Restrictions on availability: Level 1 French beginners or post-A level / culture module (normal L2 pre-requisites for a French student)

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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