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070247 VO Lecture in History (MA) - Women: A special target group in the Cold War (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
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Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 28.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Friday 29.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Thursday 04.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Thursday 11.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Thursday 18.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Friday 19.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Thursday 25.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Thursday 02.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Thursday 16.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Thursday 13.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Thursday 20.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00
Friday 21.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 5, Kolingasse 14-16, EG00

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

a. LANGUAGE
English (discussion also possible in German)

b. AIMS
The course is designed to comprehend how the struggle for women’s emancipation and gender equality became one of the ideological battlefields of the global Cold War. The readings will review why and how women constituted a special target group within Cold War competition in various political settings and geopolitical locations. The aim of our discussions will be to de-center conventional narratives of the era based on a simple East-West bloc dichotomy and bipolar rivalry.

c. CONTENTS
The course explores various forms of women’s activism, from grassroots feminist movements in the "First World" to state-socialist programmes of women’s emancipation in the Soviet Bloc. Through bringing post-colonial perspectives into play and foregrounding transnational social activism, the survey will also map global feminist aspirations, trans-continental alliances as well as ideological frictions among women across the world.

d. METHODS
Lectures, followed by group discussion (depending on class size), based on lecture contents and reading material.

Assessment and permitted materials

e. TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
90-minütige schriftliche Prüfung (Freitext-Antworten in vollständigen Sätzen) am Ende des Semesters.

f. PERMITTED MATERIALS
Copies of course readings and students’ own lecture notes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

g. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSING THE COURSE (ASSESSMENT CRITERIA)
Attendance (2 times unexcused absence is permitted).
To attain a pass grade, 50% achievement is necessary. Students achieve this by fulfilling the following criteria in their written exam:
Coherent argumentation. An adequate grasp of the issues and evidence of an appreciation of the importance of the methodological and historiographical framework. A clear effort to articulate a personal interpretation. Sufficient relevant material. Adequate scholarly apparatus.

h. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
• _Participation in class discussion (if class size permits): 25 %
• _Written examination: 75 %

Grading categories:
• _1 (high distinction/excellent achievement) 100 90 %
• _2 (distinction / very good achievement) 75 89 %
• _3 (merit / satisfactory) 60 74 %
• _4 (pass / sufficient) 50 59 %
• _5 (below pass / insufficient) 49 % and below

Examination topics

i. EXAMINATION TOPICS / CONTENT TO BE LEARNED IN THE COURSE
In their written examination students will be expected to give a summary of major points of selected lecture units and relate these to the background readings and course discussion/their lecture notes.

Reading list

j. READING LIST
see Moodle

Association in the course directory

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