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Master academic studies of political science – gender studies

Master academic studies of Political Science – Gender Studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences is an interdisciplinary programme of social sciences and humanities dealing both with studies of history of feminism and feminist movement and with contemporary theories and political practices about the identity and diversity issues. The programme focuses on problems of discrimination, above else gender- and sex-based, however also including the discrimination based on class, race, sexuality, ethnicity etc as well as the issue of resistance to discrimination and exclusion systems.

Master academic studies of Political Science – Gender Studies include three compulsory courses:

  • History of Feminist Political Ideas
  • Methodology and Epistemology of Gender Research
  • Contemporary Theories of Gender Identities

and three elective courses:

  • Gender Equality Policies
  • Political Philosophy and Gender Issues
  • Gender, Body and Sexuality

Students of the Master academic studies of Political Science – Gender Studies will have an opportunity for attending some courses from other master academic programmes at the Faculty of Political Sciences, such are the master academic Cultural Studies, master academic studies of Political Science – International Studies (module International Security, course Gender and International Security) and master academic Communication Studies.

Master academic studies of Political Science – Gender Studies are primarily, although not exclusively, intended for graduates from social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary field of gender studies research implies overlapping and intersection of issues, problems and methodologies of different disciplines: from philosophy, anthropology, theory of literature, through psychology, sociology, pedagogy, to political science, social policy and social work and theory of law. In addition, this research field involves a deep analysis of public policies. In that sense, students of the Master academic studies of Political Science – Gender Studies besides acquiring important knowledge of the feminist theory also obtain insights into public policies and manners of their development and changing. Besides interactive lectures and seminars, the programme envisages practical teaching, i.e. introduction with the work of civil society organizations and public institution.

Within the Master academic studies of Political Science – Gender Studies students will have an opportunity to acquire knowledge of:

-          history of feminism and feminist movements in Serbia and in the world;

-          social and economic position of women today, through analysis of parameters such as education, economic (in)dependence, positions of power and decision-making, unpaid work at home, violence in intimate relationships, violence against children;

-          important international, regional and national conventions, laws, strategies guaranteeing gender equality;

-          contemporary theories of gender identities and diversity (identity policies, diversity policies, queer theories, intersexuality, theories of affects);

-          feminist methodology and epistemology (What is the relation of feminist methodology of sciences toward mainstream methodologies? What is the meaning of “production of knowledge”? Who defines what knowledge and science is? In what way the feminist theories of knowledge contribute new ideas about science, knowledge, truth, objectivity?

-          feminist approaches to problems of political philosophy and political theory (issues of equality and/or freedom) emancipation, autonomy, human rights, community, political participation, meaning of “politics” and idea of political, relationship among neoliberalism, feminism and gender);

-          contemporary theories of body and sexuality, through consideration of issues of thinking about body. What is the relation of race and body/bodiness? What is embodies experience? What are the concepts of biopower, biopolitics and biosociality?  What are contemporary policies of reproduction and kinship and which problems were opened by new reproductive technologies? What is the relation of body, gender and transgender?

At the end of studies, student is obliged to register, write and defend his/her master paper, which can either be a theoretical text or a text resulting from research.

The Master academic studies of Political Science – Gender Studies develops theoretical knowledge in the field of social sciences and humanities and provides a solid basis for further academic education at doctoral studies, both at the Faculty of Political Sciences and at other programmes in social sciences and humanities, at theory of arts studies in the country and abroad. The knowledge obtained at the Master academic studies of Political Science – Gender Studies have multiple benefits also for journalists, social workers, activities in civil society organizations, employees in local authorities, municipalities and ministries.

Teachers at the programme

From the Faculty of Political Sciences:

Prof. Daša Duhaček, programme leader

Katarina Lončarević, PhD, Assistant Prof.

Prof. Snježana Milivojević

Prof. Ljubinka Trgovčević

Prof. Tamara Džamonja

Visiting professors:

Prof. Emerita Svenka Savić, University of Novi Sad

Prof. Jelisaveta Blagojević, Faculty of Media and Communications, University Singidunum

Prof. Slobodan Perović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philophy,

Prof. Dragana Popović, University of Belgrade (retired)

Zorica Ivanović, PhD, Assist. Prof, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy

Ana Kolarić, PhD, Assist. Prof, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology

Adriana Zaharijević, PhD, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory

Associates:

Tanja Ignjatović, Phd, Autonomous Women’s Center

Emilia Epstajn, MA, Museum of African Art

The programme is supported by the library of the Women’s Studies Center.

E-mail contact for further information:

studijeroda@fpn.bg.ac.rs, dasaduh@sezampro.rs

This study programme was accredited in 2015.

CURRICULUM

1st semester

Course Semester Status Workload

(lectures + seminars)

ECTS
History of Feminist Political Ideas 1 compulsory 2+2 6
Methodology and Epistemology of Gender Research 1 compulsory 2+2
Study research work 1 compulsory 6


Elective bloc 1 (12 ECTS to be chosen)

Course Semester Status Workload

(lectures + seminars)

ECTS
Gender Equality Policies 1 elective 2+2 6
Gender, Body and Sexuality 1 elective 2+2 6
Cultural Studies 1 elective 3 6
Gender and International Security 1 elective 2+1 6

2nd semester

Course Semester Status Workload

(lectures + seminars)

ECTS
Final paper writing 2 compulsory 10
Final paper defence 2 compulsory 2
Contemporary Theories of Gender Identity 2 compulsory 2+2 6

Elective bloc 2 (12 ECTS to be chosen)

Course Semester Status Workload

(lectures + seminars)

ECTS
Political Philosophy and Gender Issues 2 elective 2+1 6
History of European Culture 2 elective 2+1 6
Media Analysis 2 elective 2+1 6
Culture of Socialism and Post-Socialism 2 elective 3 6