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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP5070143, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1843, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENDER POLICIES
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LORENZA PERINI SPS/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SPS/04 Polticial Science 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: The necessary pre-requisite for the exploitation of the knowledge that will be acquired during the course is a good preparation of contemporary Italian history with references to the international scene.

Readings (see pdf file in Moodle)

Guerra, Elda, Storia e cultura politica delle donne, Bologna: Archetipolibri, 2008

Willson, Perry R. Women in Twentieth-century Italy Perry Willson Basingstoke : Palgrave MacMillan, 2010
Target skills and knowledge: Preparation for a sexed and intersectional reading of the social reality and of the policies implemented to reduce gender discrimination.
Deconstruction of the universal neutral as an interpretative paradigm of social relations
Assumption of a Critical perspective on the social roles and on cultural stereotypes.
Examination methods: The exam will consist of two parts:
1. presentation in class of a chosen topic
2. written exam (open questions)

The exam can be held in Italian or in English
Assessment criteria: 1. attendance at lessons and participation to the debate
2. originality in the choice of topics for the presentation and capacity of involving the other students in the debate

3. Use of a scientific and proper language for the written test
Course unit contents: 1) the concept of citizenship of rights starting from the formulation of T. H. Marshall;
2) Different chronologies of obtaining rights by women and men in Italy and in the world; legislative systems and effectiveness
3) transnational feminist / feminist theories
4) treaties, institutions of equality bodies in Italy and in the world according to the Sustainable Development goals 2030
5) gender and the city/ gender perspective in climate change
6) the representation of bodies, the role of the media and the stereotypes of the language
7) violence, homophobia, LGBTQI rights
8) reproductive rights
9) The gender of labor policies and care work
10) gender in political parties / gender in policies
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: All the lessons are open to the debate according also to specific requests the students may have.

During the lessons material and information about the topic discussed in class will be uploaded in the Moodle platform, as well as some readings and papers that may be helpful for choosing the topic of the presentation in class (15 minutes, using slides or other material). The presentations can also be intende as a group work (max 3 people).

A questionnaire on the evaluation of teaching open questions will be given to students and students in the middle and at the end of the course
Additional notes about suggested reading: The material uploaded in the moodle platform will be useful for the preparation for the final exam.

Besides the texts already indicated among the prerequisites, we recommend:

Del_Re, Alisa; Perini, Lorenza, Gender politics in Italia e in Europapercorsi di studi di genere per le lauree triennali e magistralia cura di Alisa Del Re e Lorenza Perini. Padova: Padova University Press, 2014.

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Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Del Re A- Perini L., Gender politics in Italia e in Europa. Percorsi di studi di genere per le lauree triennali e magistrali. Padova: Padova University Press, 2014. free download Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Working in group

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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