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I. Introduction to Gender Studies
o Write a note on status of women's studies in Pakistan and give your views on the autonomy/integration debate in Women's Studies. (2016)
o Define and discuss the discipline of Gender studies and also differentiate between women studies and gender studies. (2017)
o Write a comprehensive note on autonomy versus integration debate in gender studies. (2017)
o What are the fundamental differences between Gender Studies and Women's Studies? Substantiate your argument(s) with examples. Highlight the current status of women studies in Pakistan (2018)
o Write a comprehensive essay on the ‘sex versus gender debate’ in feminist philosophy and social sciences, reflecting nature versus nurture argument. (2018)
o Short Note: APWA and WAF (2018)
o How do you differentiate the discipline of Gender Studies from that of Women Studies? Historically trace the need for the establishment of Gender Studies as a distinct discipline and its scope and significance with especial reference to Pakistan.(2019)

II. Social Construction of Gender
o What are the theories of social construction of gender? (2016)

III. Feminist Theories and Practice

o What is feminism? In what way Radical feminism is different from Socialist feminism? (2016)
o What type(s) of feminism can elevate the social-cultural, economic and political status of women in Pakistan? (2018)
o Short Note: Postmodern Feminism (2019)
o Short Note: Suffragist movement (2019)

IV. Feminist Movements
o Write a note on women's movement in Pakistan. What are its strengths and weaknesses? (2016)
o Outline and explain the three major waves of feminist movements in the West. Discuss the influence of these waves on feminist movements in Pakistan.(2019)

V. Gender and Development
o Critically review the Gender and Development Approaches on the following: (2016)
(i) Women in Development (WID)
(ii) Women and Development (WAD)
(iii) Gender and Development (GAD)
o Short note: Gender and Development (2017)
o "Powerful forces of globalization have highlighted various gender issues across culture and throughout the globe." Discuss by quoting examples from developing countries. (2017)
o In the last two decades, globalization has had a huge impact on the lives of women in developing nations, including Pakistan. What are the impacts of global political economy on Pakistani women? (2018)
o Explain the relevance of Modernization Theory and Dependency Theory to gender equality. Critically analyze the subordination of women in modern societies in the light of these two theories. (2019)
o The process of globalization has connected nations worldwide and has made the world a global village, yet it has also increased inequalities across nations. Discuss the gendered inequalities created and promoted by the process of globalization in contemporary societies worldwide.(2019)
o Short Note: Structural Functionalism (2019)

VI. Status of Women in Pakistan

o What is the status of women's health in Pakistan? How it could be improved within the available economic resources? (2017)
o What are the reasons responsible for ranking Pakistan as the second-worst country in the world for gender inequality despite Pakistan commitment to many international conventions and strong commitment to gender equality in 1973 constitution? (2018)
o Short Note: ‘Gender Strategic Needs’ and ‘Gender Practical Needs’ (2018)
o Women’s participation in labor force has increased recently yet women continue to perform their reproductive roles. Discuss the challenges encountered by women as a result of their paid employment worldwide with especial reference to Pakistan.(2019)

VII. Gender and Governance
o What are the pros and cons of gender quota in politics? Give your views on the impact of gender quota in politics in Pakistan. (2016)
o "Women active political participation could stabilize democracy and boost economic development". Comment on this statement within context of socio-economic realities of Pakistani society. (2017)
o Believing in the statement that “women cover half the sky”, do you think we need equal number of women in all spheres of public domain, especially in politics? (2018)

VIII. Gender Based Violence

o What are the sites and forms of violence against women in Pakistan and how in your view this menace can be eliminated from our society? (2016)
o What are the different forms of gender based violence and, in your opinion, what could be the workable strategies to eliminate gender based violence from Pakistani society? (2017)
o Short note: Honor Killing (2017)
o Short note: Government Initiative for combating the menace of violence against women (2018)
o Short Note: ‘Gender Strategic Needs’ and ‘Gender Practical Needs’ (2018)
o Explain the structural and direct forms of violence against women in the Pakistani society by highlighting the case study of Mukhtaran Mai.(2019)

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