國立中山大學 111學年度第2學期 課程教學大綱

National Sun Yat-sen University 111Academic year Course syllabus

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因應嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(武漢肺炎),倘若後續需實施遠距授課,授課方式調整如下:Since COVID-19, if distance learning is necessary, the teaching methods would adjust as follows:

         同步遠距【透過網路直播技術,同時進行線上教學,得採Microsoft Teams、Adobe connect等軟體進行】
同步遠距含錄影【透過網路直播技術,同時進行線上教學並同時錄影,課程內容可擇日再重播,得採Microsoft Teams、Adobe connect等軟體進行】


因應嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(武漢肺炎),倘若後續需實施遠距授課,評分方式調整如下:Since COVID-19, if distance learning is necessary, the evaluation would adjust as follows:


課程大綱 Course syllabus

         This graduate seminar examines some of the central concerns that feminists have raised in recent times, as well as some of the perennial issues. Focusing on the concept of gender developed within the broad feminist paradigm, this graduate seminar aims to give students a (fairly) comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of gender studies and social justice. Major questions of interest include: are there tensions between these two major topics? For example, whether and if advances in our understanding of gender studies promote social justice? Or, do advances in the first frustrate the second? What might be the nature of the relationship between gender studies and social justice? Do they overlap with one another? Might they be at odds? Can scholars of gender studies be anti-feminists? a-feminists? extreme radical feminists? How should scholars of gender studies be characterized?
For the first half of the semester, we will focus on some of the classic statements and some of the latest developments of the theoretical literature on gender studies. Notably, we will discuss and seek answer(s) to the fundamental question of what is gender. Is it a biological feature? a socially constructed characteristic? a blunder? a grammatical term? an illusion? a part of the human psyche? What is it? Does it exist? How should gender be studied?
Then, for the second half of the semester, concentrating upon largely empirical issues, we will examine some of the most significant historical cases relating to the ongoing struggle for social justice. We will discuss the issues of transgender, trans rights, the “four” waves of feminism, how to address violence against women (e.g., with an intersectional approach), the arguments of giving women the vote, i.e., universal suffrage, and others.
In short, we will read and discuss some of the oft-cited, major statements on gender studies and social justice, as well as materials published within the past three years. In addition to the required weekly readings, students are encouraged (but not required) to read major statements by Mary Astell, Simone de Beauvoir, Catharine A. MacKinnon, John Stuart Mill, Martha C. Nussbaum, Susan Moller Okin, Carole Pateman, Anne Phillips, Plato, Mary Wollstonecraft. A list of references is available from Stanford University’s online project: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminism-topics/#Bib.

課程目標 Objectives

         (See course outline)

授課方式 Teaching methods

         Requirements: Students are expected to do weekly readings. Grading: Presentations in class and discussion 50% of the overall grade, written assignments 50%.
Grading Scale: A= 96% to 100%; A- =90% to 95%, B and B- fall in the 80%s, and so on. Do not “cut and paste” any material. Do not use ChatGPT or AI bot to do written assignments. Write your papers by yourself. Cheaters flunk the seminar automatically and will be referred to the dean for expulsion.

評分方式﹝評分標準及比例﹞Evaluation (Criteria and ratio)等第制單科成績對照表 letter grading reference

1.Presentation and discussion50%
2.Written assignments50%

參考書/教科書/閱讀文獻 Reference book/ textbook/ documents
No copies for intellectual property rights. Textbooks provided by the instructor used only for self-study, can not broadcast or commercial use

         Family, Marriage, Patriarchy
The Sexual Contract by Carole Pateman (Stanford, 1988), chapter 1.
“A Conversation with Carole Pateman: Reflections on Democratic Participation, The
Sexual Contract and Power Structures” by Steve On In Dialogues with Contemporary
Political Theorists, eds. Gary Browning, Raia Prokhovnik, and Maria Dimova-Cookson
(MacMillan 2012).
Recommended: Justice, Gender, and the Family by Susan Moller Okin (New York:
Basic Books, 1989). “Of Linchpins and Other Interpretative Tools: Reconsidering Okin’s
Method” by Elizabeth Wingrove In Towards Humanistic Justice, eds. Debra Satz and
Rob Reich (Oxford: OUP, 2009)
Feminism as Political Critique by Lisa H. Schwartzman (College Park: Penn State University
Press, 2006)
Sex, Culture, and Justice: The Limits of Choice by Clare Chambers (College Park:
Penn State, 2008)
The Return of Feminist Liberalism by Ruth Abbey (Hoboken: Taylor and Francis,
From Global to Grassroots: The European Union, Transnational Advocacy, and Combating
Violence against Women by Celeste Montoya (Oxford, 2013)
Human Rights Protection, Democratic Deliberation, and Prevention of Violence against Women
EurAmerica (March 2016) 46(1):45-96, by Steve On.
The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill, edited with introduction by Susan
Moller Okin (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co, 1988)
Essays on Sex Equality: John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor Mill, edited and with an
introductory essay by Alice S. Rossi (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1970)
John Stuart Mill – Thought and Influence: The Saint of Rationalism, edited by Georgios
Varouxakis and Paul Kelly (London: Routledge, 2010)
Women’s Rights, edited by Bert B. Lockwood (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press,
Human Rights of Women, edited by Rebecca J. Cook (Philadelphia: The University of
Pennsylvania Press, 1994)
Women’s Rights as Multicultural Claims by Monica Mookherjee (Edinburgh: EUP, 2009)
The Political Economy of Violence against Women by Jacqui True (Oxford: OUP, 2013)
The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics edited by Georgina Waylen, Karen Celis, Johanna
Kantola, and S. Laurel Weldon (Oxford: OUP, 2013)
“Symposium: A Comparative Politics of Gender,” Perspectives on Politics (March 2010)
Volume 8, Number 1, pp.159-233.
“Comparative Politics and the Logics of a Comparative Politics of Gender” Karen Beckwith
“Gendering Comparative Politics” Teri L. Caraway
“Comparison and Integration: A Path toward a Comparative Politics of Gender” Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer
“Comparative Gender and Institutions: Directions for Research” Louise Chappell
“Toward a Comparative Politics of Gender Research in which Women Matter” Aili Mari Tripp
“The Gender Lacuna in Comparative Politics” Lisa Baldez
“When Do Governments Promote Women’s Rights? A Framework for the Comparative Analysis of Sex Equality Policy” Mala Htun and S. Laurel Weldon
“Comparing Gender, Institutions and Political Behavior: Toward an Integrated Theoretical Framework” Miki Caul Kittilson
“A Comparative Politics of Gender: Limits and Possibilities” Georgina Waylen
“Studying Political Representation: A Comparative-Gendered Approach” Mona Lena Krook
“Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction” Tali Mendelberg, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and J. Baxter Oliphant Perspectives on Politics (March 2014) Volume 12, Number 1, pp.18-44.
Link(s) between women’s autonomy and social oppression
Autonomy, Oppression and Gender edited by Andrea Veltman and Mark Piper (Oxford, 2014)
Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression: Philosophical Perspectives, edited by Marina A.L.
Oshana (London: Routledge, 2015)
The Biopolitics of Gender by Jemima Repo (Oxford: OUP, 2015)
Bodies of Violence: Theorizing Embodied Subjects in International Relations by Lauren B.
Wilcox (Oxford: OUP, 2015)
Intersectionality: “THE DIVERSITY PRIZE ESSAY Basements and Intersections” by Anna Carastathis, Hypatia vol. 28, no. 4 (Fall 2013): 698-715.
Ange-Marie Hancock, Intersectionality: An Intellectual History (Oxford: OUP, 2016) selections.

每週課程內容及預計進度 Weekly scheduled progress

WeekDateContent and topic
12023/02/12~2023/02/18Introduction and questions-and-answers about the scope and the nature of this seminar
22023/02/19~2023/02/25“Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis” by Joan W. Scott American Historical Review (December 1986) 91(5):1053-1075. “A History of “Gender” by Joanne Meyerowitz American Historical Review (December 2008) 113(5):1346-1356.
32023/02/26~2023/03/04Beyond Gender: An Advanced Introduction to Futures of Feminist and Sexuality Studies, edited by Greta Olson, Mirjam Horn-Schott, Daniel Hartley, and Regina Leonie Schmidt (New York: Routledge, 2018), Introduction
42023/03/05~2023/03/11Chapters 3 and 4 of Beyond Gender
52023/03/12~2023/03/18Chapters 7, 8, and 11 of Beyond Gender
62023/03/19~2023/03/25The Transgender Studies Reader Remix, edited by Susan Stryker and Dylan McCarthy Blackston (New York: Routledge, July 12, 2022), Introduction and Chapter 1
72023/03/26~2023/04/01Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of The Transgender Studies Reader Remix
82023/04/02~2023/04/08Chapter 12 of The Transgender Studies Reader Remix
92023/04/09~2023/04/15Chapters 19 and 20 of The Transgender Studies Reader Remix
102023/04/16~2023/04/22Chapter 24 of The Transgender Studies Reader Remix
112023/04/23~2023/04/29Introduction to Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches, edited by L. Ayu Saraswati, Barbara L. Shaw, Heather Rellihan (New York: Oxford UP, 2021), Chapter 1. Mapping the field: an introduction to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies
122023/04/30~2023/05/06Chapter 2 of Introduction to Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies: Historical perspectives in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies
132023/05/07~2023/05/13Chapter 3 of Introduction to Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies: Sociopolitical issues in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies
142023/05/14~2023/05/20Chapter 4 of Introduction to Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies: Epistemologies of bodies: ways of knowing and experiencing the world
152023/05/21~2023/05/27Chapter 5 of Introduction to Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies: Activist frontiers: agency and resistance
162023/05/28~2023/06/03Conclusion of the seminar: questions-and-answers, and suggestions
172023/06/04~2023/06/10Flexible Learning
182023/06/11~2023/06/17Flexible Learning

課業討論時間 Office hours

         時段1 Time period 1:
時間 Time:星期一09:00~11:00
地點 Office/Laboratory:社SS1011-2
時段2 Time period 2:
時間 Time:星期四09:00~11:00
地點 Office/Laboratory:社SS1011-2

系所學生專業能力/全校學生基本素養與核心能力 basic disciplines and core capabilitics of the dcpartment and the university

basic disciplines and core capabilities of the department and the university
Class activities and evaluation
本課程欲培養之能力與素養 This course enables students to achieve.紙筆考試或測驗 Test.課堂討論︵含個案討論︶ Group discussion (case analysis).個人書面報告、作業、作品、實驗 Indivisual paper report/ assignment/ work or experiment.群組書面報告、作業、作品、實驗 Group paper report/ assignment/ work or experiment.個人口頭報告 Indivisual oral presentation.群組口頭報告 Group oral presentation.課程規劃之校外參訪及實習 Off-campus visit and intership.證照/檢定 License.
參與課程規劃之校內外活動及競賽 Participate in off-campus/ on-campus activities and competitions.課外閱讀 Outside reading.
※系所學生專業能力 Basic disciplines and core capabilities of the department
1. 瞭解政治學基本議題與研究方法 1. To understand basic topics and research methodology in political science.V VV       
2.瞭解政治學主要領域的核心概念 2. To understand core concepts in major fields of political science.           
3.參與跨領域學術活動的能力 3. The ability to participate in interdisciplinary activities.            
4.獨立文獻整理及反思的能力 4. The ability to classify and organize literature and documents and to reflect on them. V VV       
5.參與研究計畫的能力 5. The ability to participate in research project.            
6.理論思考的反省能力 6. The ability to understand and reflect on theories.V VV       
8.熟稔外語閱讀及寫作 8. Enhance the aility and skill of foreign language, in reading and writing.            
9.增進外語表達與理解能力 9. Improve the ability of expressing and understanding foreign language.           
※全校學生基本素養與核心能力 Basic disciplines and core capabilities of the university
1.表達與溝通能力。 1. Articulation and communication skills           
2.探究與批判思考能力。 2. Inquisitive and critical thinking abilitiesV          
3.終身學習能力。 3. Lifelong learning           
4.倫理與社會責任。 4. Ethnics and social responsibilityV          
5.美感品味。 5. Aesthetic appreciation           
6.創造力。 6. Creativity           
7.全球視野。 7. Global perspectiveV          
8.合作與領導能力。 8. Team work and leadership           
9.山海胸襟與自然情懷。 9. Broad-mindedness and the embrace of nature            

本課程與SDGs相關項目:The course relates to SDGs items:

SDG1-消除貧窮(No Poverty)
SDG2-消除飢餓 (Zero Hunger)
SDG3-良好健康與福祉(Good Health and Well-being)
SDG4-教育品質(Quality Education)
SDG5-性別平等(Gender Equality)
SDG6-乾淨水源與公共衛生(Clean Water and Sanitation)
SDG7-可負擔乾淨能源(Affordable and Clean Energy)
SDG8-優質工作與經濟成長(Decent Work and Economic Growth)
SDG9-工業、創新和基礎建設(Industry,Innovation and Infrastructure)
SDG10-減少不平等(Reduced Inequalities)
SDG11-永續城市(Sustainable Cities and Communities)
SDG12-責任消費與生產(Responsible Consumption and Production)
SDG13-氣候行動(Climate Action)
SDG14-海洋生態(Life Below Water)
SDG15-陸域生態(Life on Land)
SDG16-和平、正義和穩健的制度(Peace,Justice And Strong Institutions)
SDG17-促進目標實現的全球夥伴關係(Partnership for the Goals)

本課程校外實習資訊: This course is relevant to internship:

The course includes internship.(For statistical use only. If the course without internship, please ignore this item.)


Internship: The required or elective courses should include credits and learning hours. Students should participate in the corporative company or institution to practice and learn the real skills. An internship certification must be handed in at the end of internship to get the credits or to fulfil the graduation requirements.