Faculty of Law

HUK 478 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Gender Issues in Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 478
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Course objective is to create a consciousness about sex based discrimination by examining codes and approaches to different law regimes
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be aware of the regulations relating gender issues
  • Will raise awaireness about sex based discrimination
Course Content Constitutional equality and its reflection in our law, international regulations in terms of gender equality, review of national law.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Equality before the law and gender Related parts of the sources
2 Legal and historical dimensions of sex based discrimination Related parts of the sources
3 Turkish constitutional law and gender Related parts of the sources
4 Turkish civil code and gender Related parts of the sources
5 Criminal law and gender Related parts of the sources
6 Labour law and gender Related parts of the sources
7 General review Related parts of the sources
8 Midterm exam
9 Social security law and gender Related parts of the sources
10 Equality before decision making mechanisms Related parts of the sources
11 Woman problem and positive discrimination before international agreements Related parts of the sources
12 Violence against women in international platform Related parts of the sources
13 Violence against women in national platform Related parts of the sources
14 Case study Related parts of the sources
15 General review Related parts of the sources
16 Final exam

 

Course Textbooks Lindgren, J.R., Taub, N., Wolfson, B.A., & Palumbo, C.M. The Law of Sex Discrimination, 3rd edition (Thomson Wadsworth 2004); Cochran, A., Sexual Harassment and the Law (University Press of Kansas 2004).Katherine T. Bartlett , Deborah L. Rhode: Gender & Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary, 2009Toksöz, G.(2012) Kalkınmada Kadın Emeği. Varlık Yayınları, İstanbul
References Sally Engle Merry: Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice, 200621.Yüzyılın Eşiğinde Kadınlar Değişim ve Güçlenme, Uluslararası Multidisipliner Kadın Kongresi Bildiri Kitabı Cilt 2 Farklı Cinslerin Eşitliği Sempozyumu

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
20
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
10
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
    Total
98

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1

To solve problems, to have analytical and holistic viewpoint and to develop strategic thinking as a principle in the field of law

X
2

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to critique what they have already learn in the field of law, adopting lifelong learning and continuously developing themselves

X
3

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to analyze and interpret their academic knowledge and express their solutions regarding legal problems both oral and written

X
4

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to understand the legal concepts and ideas in both national and multinational settings and practice cross disciplinary and comparative analysis

X
5

To be aware of principles of social, occupational, and legal ethics

X
6

To create solutions with creative and innovative motives when coming across with unexpected legal situations, and be able to apply the academic gain during new and unconventional occasions

X
7

Acquiring leadership qualifications and applying them successfully

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, vulnerable to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to reach the latest scientific resources, court decisions and other sources of law and be able to transfer the academic knowledge to real life with both national and international thinking

X
10

To know and act according to the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances such as data collection, interpretation, announcing and practicing regarding legal, social and political progress

X
11

To be able to use a foreign language as fluent as possible for both pursuing the legal information and court decisions and developing proper communication with colleagues from other countries, (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1)

X
12

Intermediate in both written and spoken of a second foreign language

X
13

Able to use computer programs and technology to an adequate level required by the field of law (“European Computer Driving License”, Advanced Level”)

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


 

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