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Course Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Concept and definition of gender and sex
1.2. Difference between gender and sex
1.3. Basic terminologies related gender and sex
1.4. Definition of culture
1.5. Culture and Patriarchy

2. Gender and Socialization
2.1. Gender and Socialization
2.2. Concept and definition of socialization
2.3. Theories and explanation of socialization
2.4. Identification theory
2.5. Cognitive development theory
2.6. Social learning theory
2.7. Bems enculturated Lens theory of gender formation

3. Concept and definition of gender differences
3.1. Biological determinants of gender differences – Genetic determinants factors
3.2. Gender differences in personality and social behaviors
3.3. Personality traits: Communication styles, Leadership, power related traits, helping and caring qualities and traits
3.4. Gender issues with special reference to those related to different stages of women development

4. Gender and Health
4.1. Concept and definition of health
4.2. Gender and mortality
4.3. Gender and morbidity
4.4. Nutrition and women’s health
4.5. Major health issues of Pakistani women

Course Synopsis

Gender is encountered in every aspect of our lives. It informs public debate, exposure to risk and sexual violence and health issues. The course examines contemporary gender relations in society, in our everyday lives, the school, the workplace, and the home. To what extent can we explain these relations in terms of women's and men's choices and to what extent in terms of masculinities and femininities, institutions, and the distribution of power and resources in society? The ways that ethnicity, 'race' and class modify and give meaning to gender debates in Pakistan and international context will also be a central concern.

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Investigate issues and debates around gender, particularly in relation to Pakistani society. 2. Identify and explain the ways in which gender shapes our everyday lives through the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, religion, and culture. 3. Discuss the ways in which systems of power, privilege, and oppression shape our experiences as individuals and members of communities.

Sandra Bem: Gender Schema Theory

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Cognitive Development Theory

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Gender Equality and Equity

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Difference between Sex and Gender

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Understanding Patriarchy

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Sandra Bem's Theory

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Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

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Albert Bandura Social Learning Theory

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Socialization : Concept and Theories

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Author : Bonnie G. Smith
Edition : First
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Book Title : 50 key concepts in Gender Studies
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Publisher : SAGE Publications
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Title : Basic Terms related to Gender and Sex
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Title : Culture and Patriarchy
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Title : Theorizing Patriarchy
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Title : Gender and Socialization
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Title : Concept and Theories of Socialization
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Title : Introduction to Cognitive Development
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Title : Bandura Social Learning Theory
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Title : Gender and Mortality
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Title : Gender and Morbidity
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Title : Gender Differences in Personality
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Title : Health
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Title : Women Health Issues
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Title : Understanding Nutrition
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