The course discusses the major debates concerning gender scholarship in general, and the role women play in politics and development in particular. It intends to trace the beginnings of the feminist discourse, contemporary feminist theories, and their relevance to emerging gender perspectives in the field of political science and its interplay in peace studies. It prepares the students to appreciate the value of the inter- and transdisciplinary field of Gender Studies with special reference to Intersectionality and Change with reference from the MOOC-Edx course. Moreover, the course aims to integrate intersectional gender perspectives in the study of peace-building, conflict resolution, and development. The course further aims to stimulate an independent and critical approach and to enable students to act as agents for change with special regard to gender in its intersections (interplays) with other social and cultural power differentials such as religion, class, race, sexuality, nationalism and equality.