CSS Gender Studies Paper Syllabus

I. Introduction to Gender Studies
Introduction to Gender Studies
Difference between Gender and Women Studies
Multi-disciplinary nature of Gender Studies
Autonomy vs. Integration Debate in Gender Studies
Status of Gender Studies in Pakistan
II. Social Construction of Gender
Historicizing Constructionism
Problematizing the category of “Sex”: Queer Theory
Is “Sex” socially determined, too?
Masculinities and Feminism
Nature versus Culture: A Debate in Gender Development
III. Feminist Theories and Practice
What is Feminism
Liberal Feminism
Radical Feminism
Marxist/Socialist Feminism
Psychoanalytical Feminism
Men’s Feminism
Postmodern Feminism
IV. Feminist Movements
Feminist Movements in the West, First W ave, Second Wave and Third Wave
Feminism, United Nation Conferences on Women, Feminist Movements in
V. Gender and Development
Colonial and Capitalistic Perspectives of Gender
Gender Analysis of Development Theories; Modernization Theory, World System
Theory, Dependency Theory, Structural Functionalism.
Gender Approaches to Development: Women in Development (WID), Women
and Development (WAD), Gender and Development (GAD); Gender Critique of
Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs).
Globalization and Gender
VI. Status of Women in Pakistan
Status of Women’s health in Pakistan
Status of Women in Education
Women and Employment
Women and Law
VII. Gender and Governance
Defining Governance
Suffragist Movement
Gender Issues in Women as Voters
Gender Issues in Women as Candidates
Gender Issues in Women as Representatives
Impact of Political Quota in Pakistan
VIII. Gender Based Violence
Defining Gender Based Violence
Theories of Violence against Women
Structural and Direct Forms of Violence
Strategies to Eliminate Violence against Women
IX. Case Studies of:
Mukhtaran Mai
Mallala Yousaf Zai
Shermin Ubaid Chinoy


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