How are women's and men's identities shaped by society? How do we learn to become 'proper' women and men? How do gender relations intersect with race and class and are they still a site of inequality? How are gender ideals changing in the 21st century? This course introduces the key idea that gender is socially constructed via topics such as gender in the lives of children, sport and the masculine body, femininity and the beauty industry, media images of male and female bodies and contemporary formations of sexual identity and sexual politics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Analyse the way gender structures our ways of being and thinking.
- Use specific examples to explain key concepts, themes and theories in Gender Studies.
- Think, write and argue with these key concepts, themes and theories.
- Reflect on and discuss your own learning as it relates to the subject matter of the course.
Short Papers x 3 (10% each, 500 words each ) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4]
Essay (40% 2000 words) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Tutorial Presentation and Report (20% 500 words) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4]
Tutorial Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Prescribed weekly readings are made available via Wattle. They include articles by authors such as Ann Fausto-Sterling, R.W. Connell, Jeffrey Weeks, Emily Martin and Bronwyn Davies.
Holmes, M. (2009) Gender and Everyday Life, London: Routledge.
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- 6 units
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2041||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|