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Curriculum

The Master’s Degree in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies has a study load of 90 credits and two specialisations: “Women, Work and Public Policies” and “Theory, Criticism and Culture”.

TYPE OF CREDITNUMBER OF CREDITS TO PASS
Women, Work and Public PoliciesTheory, Criticism and Culture
Common compulsory credits 20
Specific compulsory credits for each specialization 20 20
Optative credits 35
Final master's project 15 15
TOTAL CREDITS 90 90

 

SPECIALISATIONS

Women, Work and Public Policies

The aim of this specialisation is to respond to society’s clear demand for people who can act as “agents of equality”. There is a growing need among public companies and organisations of all kinds for people who are qualified to detect problems, offer solutions, discuss and analyse policies and prepare budgets in the area of inequalities and discrimination between men and women. 

 

Theory, Criticism and Culture

The objective of this specialisation is to explore the conceptual networks and theoretical discussions that underlie recent theoretical, academic and political debates on gender issues. It therefore aims to provide students with the tools to address gender bias in disciplines such as history, philosophy, psychology, theory and literary criticism, and to focus on feminist methodology and epistemology when addressing the questions of subjectivity, sexuality, experience and body.

SUBJECTS

A brief description of the content of the subjects: (Online mode) (On-campus mode) (in Spanish)

 

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

The master’s degree consists of a compulsory subject area with a study load of 20 credits common to both specialisations; a compulsory subject area with a study load of 20 credits specific to each specialisation; and three optional subject areas common to both specialisations.

SUBJECT AREASPECIALIZATIONSUBJECTSCREDITS

1. Fundamentals of Feminist Analysis

Consists of four subjects, each with a study load of five credits. It uses a cross-curricular approach to provide the theoretical and methodological foundations for feminist analysis and prepares students for either of the two abovementioned specialisations.

Common compulsory subjects in both specializations
History of feminism 
5 20
Feminist theory I 
5
Feminist analysis of law
5
Welfare, families and gender
5

2. Public Policies and Gender

Consists of four subjects, all compulsory for this specialisation and each with a study load of five credits. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to analyse public and equality policies in a gender perspective.

Compulsory "Women, Works and Public Policies"
Women and spaces 
5 20
Feminist economics 
5
Women, time and daily life 
5
Education and gender in a changing society 
5

3. Feminist Criticism of Culture

Consists of four subjects, all compulsory for this specialisation and each with a study load of five credits. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to conduct advanced research in gender studies.

Compulsory "Theory, Criticism and Culture"
Feminist analysis of the discourse in science and culture 
5 20
Deconstruction of psychopathology, gender and power 
5
Language, gender and the media 
5
History of women
5

 

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

The official list of curriculum subjects is made up of 16 subjects, each with a study load of five ECTS credits, grouped into three subject areas (areas 4, 5 and 6). Each year, between nine and 11 of these subjects are selected, depending on the number of students who enrol. The annual selection is published from April to June (Calendar and timetable [in Catalan]). The number of optional subjects to be taken is seven (35 ECTS credits).

When do I enrol for optional subjects? In order to enrol for optional subjects, students must have previously taken or be enrolled in all common compulsory subjects. Likewise, preference is given to enrolment for compulsory specialisation subjects over optional subjects. All optional subjects have a numerus clausus, meaning that places are reserved in strict order of reception of the corresponding form during the pre-enrolment tutorial, which is mandatory and must be attended in person by students who select the on-campus mode. The date and time of this tutorial is announced online and usually takes place during the month of June.

AREAS AND SUBJECTS INCLUDED IN THE CURRICULUM LIST (go to Calendar and timetable to see the subjects selected for the next academic year)

SUBJECT AREASUBJECTSCREDITS

4. Feminist Theory and History of Gender Relations

Consists of six subjects with a study load of five credits. It provides students the historical perspective necessary to analyse the historical origins of gender relations in today's society.

Feminist theory II  5
Inequalities, globalisation and gender  5
History of work and gender
5
History of labour relations
5
Internship
5
Feminist research methodology 
5

5. Power, Identities and Inequalities

Consists of five subjects with a study load of five credits. It provides students with theoretical and methodological instruments to analyse power relationships from a gender perspective and their repercussions in different public and private fields.

Patriarchal violence
5
Construction of bodies 5
Gender depictions and sexualities
5
Gay, lesbian and queer studies 5
Translation, self-translation and gender

6. Feminist Analysis and Policies in the Public and Private Spheres

Consists of five subjects with a study load of five credits. This subject is aimed at deepening the theoretical and methodological instruments that enable the detection of situations of inequality and social intervention in different areas.

Public policies from the feminist perspective 
5
Equality plans in companies  5
Legal rights and guarantees 5
Health promotion and gender differences in morbidity 5
Architecture, space and gender

  

FINAL MASTER’S PROJECT

The final master’s project (research project – 15 ECTS credits) is a prerequisite for receiving the degree, in both specialisations.