|Course Title||Gender Studies in Tajik Society|
|Institution||Khujand State University|
The purpose of including Gender Studies in English Language Programme for teacher training course is to explore the notion of gender and its difference in Tajik society with comparison to the other Asian countries, as well as the European countries. English teacher training ELP course is about demonstrating the Communicative and Interactive Methodology, so Gender Studies will be targeted as the main discourse in the sessions.
The course will be exploring the different aspect of gender in our society. As it is a new subject for our women to talk about, in the course we will be discussing the basic assumptions of gender and sex. The course will focus on
Students are required to attend and actively participate in class discussions. For assignment, students have the option to either present training sessions based on gender issues or perform a discursive session in-groups. In addition to this, they will submit a written (2-page) summation of this class presentation.
Session one: (December 3)
Introduction: Gender and sex.
Basic assumptions of gender issues.
Sex and gender: "Are there women, really?"
Ruth Wodak, Deborah Cameron, Gender and Discourse, pp. 1-35
Session two: (December 10)
Language and Gender:
Linguistic performance of women and men. Invisibility. Women’s talk.
Ruth Wodak, Jennifer Coates, Gender and Discourse, pp. 244-262
Dede Brouwer, Women’s studies and culture, "Language and gender: feminist linguistics", pp. 40-55
Session three: (December 21)
Gender and language in the workplace
How women and men interact in groups.
Women in workplace.
Shari Kendall and Deborah Tannen, Gender and Discourse, pp. 81-102
R.W.Connell, Gender and Power, pp. 91-118
Session four: (January 4)
Mothers and wives
The Power of Mother. Patrilocality and mother-in-law. The family.
Chilla Bulbeck, Re-orienting western feminism, pp. 97-128
R.W.Connell, Gender and Power, pp. 121-125
Session five: (January 11)
Sexual identity: Western Imperialism?
What is the "core" sexual identity in the West? What is the message sent in Women’s magazines? Constructing and deconstructing the western individuals.
Chilla Bulbeck, Re-orienting western feminism, pp. 57- 94; 129-166
Suzanne Eggins and Rick Ledema, Gender and Discourse, pp. 165-195
Session six: (January 22)
The international traffic in women.
International connections between women. Freedom through labour. Human rights or western rights, what are the implications for Muslim women?
Chilla Bulbeck, Re-orienting western feminism, pp. 57- 94; 167-204
Gillian Tett, Guardians of the Faith, Gender and religion in an (ex) Soviet Tajik Village, pp. 128-151.