Gender, Religion and Politics

Course Information
TitleΦύλο, Θρησκεία, Πολιτική / Gender, Religion and Politics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNiki Papageorgiou
Course ID600015994

Programme of Study: PPS Tm. THeologías - Eisagōgikī Kateýthynsī Mousoulmanikṓn Spoudṓn (EKMS 2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 50
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
The students could be able: - to understand the relationship between gender and secularization - to understand the involvement of political movements in the position of women (eg Islamic fundamentalism) - to ascertain the relationship between religions and democracy, human rights and gender equality
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course explores the ways in which gender is involved in the secularization process. More specifically, the course examines the effects of religious and political discrimination on gender equality; the social and political processes of religious activism in public space; the relationship of religions with democracy, human rights and gender equality; and also, the tooling of women to fulfill the political aims of Christian, Islamic and Hindu fundamentalism.
gender, secularization, equality, fondamentalism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
computer video projector
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Written assigments130.5
Student Assessment
oral exams written assignements
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Jill Steans, Φύλο και διεθνείς σχέσεις, Εκδ. Πεδίο, Αθήνα 2016
Additional bibliography for study
Αγουρίδης Σάββας, «Ισότητα των φύλων και Εκκλησία», Οράματα και Πράγματα, Άρτος Ζωής, Αθήνα 1991, 294-97. Γιοκαρίνης Κ., Η Ιερωσύνη των γυναικών στο πλαίσιο της Οικουμενικής Κίνησης, Τέρτιος, Κατερίνη 1995 Connell, R., Gender & Power, Polity Press, Cambridge 1987 Δημοσθένους Αρετή, Γυναίκα και Ισλάμ, Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 2005 Ιερά Μητρόπολις Δημητριάδος, Ακαδημία Θεολογικών Σπουδών, Φύλο και Θρησκεία. Η Θέση της γυναίκας στην Εκκλησία, Ίνδικτος, Αθήναι, 2004 Καντσά Β., Μουτάφη Β., Παπαταξιάρχης Ευ. (επιμ.), Φύλο και Κοινωνικές Επιστήμες στη σύγχρονη Ελλάδα, Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα 2010 Κασσελούρη - Χαντζηβασιλειάδη Ε., Φεμινιστική Ερμηνευτική. Ο παράγοντας φύλο στη σύγχρονη βιβλική ερμηνευτική, Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη 2003. Lorber, J & Farrell, S. (eds.), The Social Construction of Gender, Sage, Newbury Park 1991 Oakley, A., Sex, Gender and Society, 1972. Παντελίδου - Μαλούτα Μάρω, Φύλο - Κοινωνία - Πολιτική, Κέντρο Ερευνών για Θέματα Ισότητας, Αθήνα 2014 Πέτρου Ι., «Το γυναικείο ζήτημα και η εκκλησιαστική παράδοση», ΕΕΘΣΘ 10 (2000) 221-237. Πέτρου Ι., «Φύλο, κοινωνικοί ρόλοι, Ορθοδοξία στη σύγχρονη ελληνική πραγματικότητα», ΕΕΘΣΘ 11 (2001) 253-263
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