Law and Women (LAW225) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Law and Women LAW225 3 0 0 3 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. D. Çiğdem Sever
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To provide consiousness on gender-equality issues and knowledge on feminist law theory
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To learn the difference between sex and gender
  • To understand the need of different approach on legal concepts like domestic violence, sexual crimes, abortion etc.
  • To understand the need of different approach on legal concepts like domestic violence, sexual crimes, abortion etc
Course Content Equality before the law, anti-discrimination, positive discrimination, feminist theories and different approaches to gender equality, the discirmination in the courts and norms, relevant national an international norms on gender equality.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 The aim and content of the course, the difference between sex and gender
2 The concept of Equality and discrimination
3 Feminist theories: Different equality approaches, Feminist Movements
4 Watching a feminist Movie and discussion
5 Legal equality and the different interpretations of the courts
6 Anayasa Mahkemesi ve Yargıtayın konuya ilişkin kararlarından örnekler
7 Midterm exam
8 CEDAW, international and national norms on gender equality
9 Prevention of Domestic violence against Women
10 Gender Inequalities in family law
11 Gender Inequalities in criminal law
12 Gender Inequalities in the work and labour law
13 Some arguments on positive discrimination and assessment on Turkey
14 Legal interpretation and the effect of cultural norms
15 General assessment
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Fatmagül Berktay vd., Toplumsal Cinsiyet Çalışmaları, Açıköğretim Yayınları, No. 1309.
2. D. Çiğdem Sever, Kadına Karşı Eviçi Şiddette Devletlerin Sorumluluğu, Atılım Üniversitesi Sosyal bilimler Dergisi, S. 2, s. 19-46.
3. Lerzan Gültekin (ed), Toplumsal Cinsiyet ve Yansımaları, Atılım Üniversitesi yayını, Ankara, 2013.
4. Josephine Donnovan, Feminist Teori, İletişim yayınları, Ankara, 2010.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

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

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Skills to understand, compare and paraphrase the basic concepts of law as a jurist following common principles of law. X
2 Skills to solve problems using a critical point of view when necessary , to determine and analyse the theoretical and implementation problems of law. X
3 Contribution to understanding, planning, exercising and coordinating the functionss of law, by explaining and practising. X
4 Skills to understand the strategic, tactical and practical sides of private and public law. X
5 Skills to understand the local, national, international, universal and supranational sides of private and public law. X
6 Skills to understand the modern methods and differences of law. X
7 Skills to participate in/inter disciplinary group works succesfully. X
8 Skills to adopt open minded behaviors in the way of learning and attempting. X
9 Skills to assimilate and carry the rules of ethics and profession within the framework of social responsibility X
10 Skills to use Turkish efficiently in writing and speaking, and have the communication talent that is required by a law related career. X
11 Skills to approach critically and creativly on the legal and social problems in terms of rule of law and ideal of justice. X
12 Skills to understand and practice the national and international sides of law through caselaw and judical implementations. X
13 Skills to prepare/present a written or oral academic study within the framework of acedemic ethic and rules. X
14 Skills to use vocational information technologies efficiently in solving legal problems. X
15 Skills to reinforce knowledge of foreign languages and command of legal terminolgy. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 4 3 12
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 2 5 10
Total Workload 75