- Code GEND1001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Gender Studies
- Areas of interest Gender Studies, Sociology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mary Rasmussen
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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How are gendered identities shaped by society? How are our identities formed by but also resistant to cultural norms of masculinity and femininity? How is gender related to sexual difference? How do gender relations intersect with race, class and sexuality? This course gives an accessible and lively introduction to Gender Studies. It introduces key concepts of gender, sexuality, and gender presentation, and the social aspects of gender.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of key ideas in gender studies through oral and written discussion;
- identify, evaluate and select relevant sources in gender and sexuality studies;
- analyse and apply theories of gender, sexuality and identity; and
- write cogently and critically about issues related to gender and sexuality.
- A blog of 1000 words (35) [LO 2,3,4]
- A blog response, of 1000 words to other students' blog (25) [LO 2,3,4]
- A take-home examination of 2000 words (essay due in the examination period) (30) [LO 2,3,4]
- Workshop Participation (10) [LO 1,2]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 1x3 hour workshop each week ; 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, Eve Sedgwick, Steven Seidman and Bronwyn Davies.
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