WGS 380.1 Gender, Power and Inequality

Taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be offered every semester. This course will allow you to explore issues related to gender, politics, and bodies from a broad perspective. These concepts have emerged and evolved through the theoretical development of the fields of women’s studies, gender studies, and queer theory. The course will address the various moments in their development. Students will be able to understand the phenomena presented through the concepts provided by various authors and to relate the concept of gender to its role in problems or situations that we face in our daily lives.

Our goals will include:

  • To examine concept of gender form the theory, applying it as a theoretical and abstract concept to contemporary and concrete problems.
  • To explain the concept of gender based on the emergence of gender studies, the description of its symbolic construction and current theoretical-methodological contributions in this area.
  • To discuss the tensions between gender, politics, and everyday life from an analytical and comprehensive perspective regarding the social phenomenon.
  • To apply basic rules of situation analysis in order to pose possible solutions in the areas of gender, power, and daily life.

(PUC #ICP0210)

Department: Women's and Gender Studies

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3