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B.A. (Hons.) Gender Studies

Start Date

30 Sept 2022
End Date
31 July 2025

Programme Fee (Yearly)

3.5 Lacs

B.A. (Hons.) Gender Studies

Course Structure

Courses under the degree programme, B.A.(Hons) in Gender Studies are provided in a necessary sequential order in view of the philosophy and intended outcomes of the programme, and in compliance with the UGC guidelines laid down in the “Minimum Course Curriculum for Undergraduate Courses Under Choice Based Credit System”. Accordingly, courses are classified into the following categories:

  • Core Course:
    • Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC): Knowledge enhancement courses
    • Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): Value-based and/or skill-based courses
  • Elective course:
    • Discipline Specific Elective (DSE): Courses specific to the major for gaining advanced knowledge
    • Generic Elective (GE): Courses which are interdisciplinary in nature

Course Curriculum

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Gender and Epistemologies [AECC 4 credits]
  • Gender Research Methodology [AECC 4 credits]
  • Introduction to Feminism [CC 4 +2 credits]
  • Masculinity and Men in Society [CC 4 +2 credits]
  • Foundations of Queer Studies [SEC 4 credits]
  • Internship I [2 credits]

Semester 2

  • Psychology of Gender [GE 4 credits]
  • Gender and Sexuality [CC 4 +2 credits]
  • Gender and Human Rights [SEC 4 credits]
  • Feminist Theories [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Reading Group 1 [SEC 4 credits]
  • Internship II [2 credits]

2nd Year

Semester 3

  • Gender and Popular Culture [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Gender and Intersectionality [GE 4+2 credits]
  • Constitution of India and Gender [SEC 4 credits]
  • Caste, Race, and Gender [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Gender Clinic 1 [SEC 4 credits]
  • Internship III [2 credits

Semester 4

  • Gender Movements in India [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Respectability Politics [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Gender and Religion [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Reading Group 2 Gender Clinic 1 [SEC 4 credits]
  • Internship IV [2 credits]

3rd Year

Semester 5

  • Artificial Intelligence and Gender Equality [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Gender and Anthropocene [GE 4+2 credits]
  • JGU Elective I [DSE 4+2 credits]
  • Gender Clinic 2 [DSE 4+2 credits]
  • Internship V [2 credits]

Semester 6

  • Gender and Conflict [GE 4+2 credits]
  • Reading Group 3 [CC 4 credits]
  • JGU Elective II [DSE 4+2 credits]
  • Gender Clinic 2 [DSE 4+2 credits]

Reading Groups: Reading Groups are open-ended courses which are meant for the reading and discussion of relevant gender related literature. This course is introduced considering the importance of experiences and narratives of social subjects and scholarly discourses for developing an understanding of the issues surrounding gender. Course instructors will choose the readings in view of the understanding students have developed at that stage of the programme where the reading course is offered. A minimum of 3000 pages of literature will be read in a course.