AN ONLINE CERTIFICATE COURSE ON GENDER AND SEXUALITY

RELEVANCE OF THE COURSE

This introductory course lays the groundwork for the students and general public to look at the pervasiveness of gender-based inequalities prevalent in our day-to-day lives. The learners are introduced to all the important feminist movements and struggles, popularly referred to as the Second Wave of Feminism. While introducing the evolution of feminist pedagogy it cuts across the traditional disciplinary boundaries, voice, authority, and positionality.

SCOPE OF THE COURSE

In the past few years, graduates in Gender Studies have had better employability in Governmental and Non-Governmental Institutions. They are able to contribute effectively to the engendering process and address the structural inequalities that impede the progress of Women, Gender, and Sexual Minorities. The learners of this course will be able to identify the invisible layers of systemic violence perpetuated by patriarchal power structures. The course will synergize the students to defend the rights of the marginalized and facilitate a genuine dialogue for altruism and social liberation.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. Describe how the effects of gender and sexuality intersect in the construction of identity and institutional formations.
2. Understand and evaluate major theories and texts central to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
3. Understand the ways in which economic, cultural, religious, environmental, and political forces shape a range of transnational social movements in Kerala, and in the national and international spectrum.
4. Conduct research using feminist methodologies
5. Use feminist frameworks to analyze the structure of gendered representations in media, language, and texts

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • CO 1: Perceive how concepts of gender and sexuality are created, maintained, and/or challenged through embodiment, cultural representations, and social organization.
  • CO 2: Explain how theories of gender and sexuality have been influenced by and how they influence the social movements
  • CO3: Apply concepts and theories related to gender and sexuality studies to take cognizance of the co-existence of power and intimacy in hegemonic systems

Convenor
Dr. Preeti Kumar
Head, Department of English St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam

Course Coordinators
1. Dr. Tania Mary Vivera
Assistant Professor, Department of English St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam Ph: 9605711853
2. Ms. Athira Babu
Assistant Professor, Department of English St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam Ph: 8547379966
3. Mr Anagh
Research Scholar, Mahatma Gandhi University, Coordinator, Academic and Research Wing Dhisha Ph 9446491723

Course Duration– 40 hours
Course Fee: Rs. 2000 per student for the entire course
Eligibility: The course is open to anyone with competency in the English Language Class starts on 25th July 2022
No. of seats: 50
Course code: ADENB02
For more details contact: Mr Anagh, Research scholar Mahatma Gandhi University, Coordinator Academic and Research Wing Dhisha Ph: 9446491723

RESOURCE PERSONS

Dr. Jayasree A.K
Associate Professor and Head of the Department, Department of Community Medicines, Academy of Sciences, Trivandrum
Sayantan Datta
Teaching Assistant, Krea University, Andhra Pradesh
Dr. L Ramakrishnan
Vice President, SAATHI, New Delhi
Dr. Devi Parvathy
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy Studies, Central University of Kerala
Dr. Anu Kuriakose
Post Doctoral Fellow, Nava Kerala Fellowship, Govt. of Kerala
Prof. (Dr). K. M. Sheeba
Professor and Head of the Department, Department of History. Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit. Kalady
Dr. Rekha Raj
Assistant Professor. School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
Prof. (Dr). Vibhuti Patel
Professor, Head, University Department University of Economics and Director, Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research of SNDT Women’s University
Prof. (Dr). J. Devika
Professor. Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. Reshma Bharadwaj
Assistant Professor, Department of Social work, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalddy
Aadhi
Writer and Queer Activist
Shilpa M
PhD Candidate. Anthropology, University Ot Illinois. Chicago
Dr. Bindu
Associate Professor, Department Of Sociology, Ambedkar University, New Delhi
Dr. Malavika Binny
Assistant Professor. Department of History, Kannur University
Dinu Veyil
Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, St Teresa’s College, Ernakulam
Anagh
Research scholar Mahatma Gandhi University, Coordinator Academic and Research Wing Dhisha
Adv. Maya Krishnan
Lawyer, High Court of Kerala
Adv. Sathya Govindarajan
Lawyer, High Court of Madras
Shyama S Prabha
Project Co-Ordinator, Transgender Cell Department of Justice. Govt. of Kerala
Deepa Vasudevan
Founder and President. Sdhayatrika
Anandh C Rajappan
Kerala State Transgender Justice Board

SYLLABUS

MODULE 1: CONCEPTUALIZING SEX, GENDER AND SEXUALITY (4 HOURS)

MODULE 2: SOCIALISATION AND IDENTITY FORMATION (4 HOURS)

MODULE 3- HISTORY OF FEMINIST AND QUEER MOVEMENTS (12 HOURS)

MODULE 4-THEORIZING GENDER AND SEXUALITY (10 HOURS)

MODULE 5-RIGHT BASED DEFENDING AND LEGAL PROVISIONS (10 HOURS)

Course Details

JOURNAL

Teresian Journal of English Studies

ENGLISH

DEPARTMENTS