• 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 Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Mary Lou Rasmussen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.  

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of key ideas in gender studies through oral and written discussion;
  2. identify, evaluate and select relevant sources in gender and sexuality studies;
  3. analyse and apply theories of gender, sexuality and identity; and
  4. write cogently and critically about issues related to gender and sexuality.

Indicative Assessment

A blog equivalent to 1500 words (2 x 750 word posts due throughout the semester) (35%) Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4
Blog responses, 1000 words (2 x 500 word responses to other students' blogs throughout semester) (25%) Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4
A take-home examination of 1500 words (essay due in the examination period) (35%) Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4
Tutorial Participation (5%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2 
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 11 hours of tutorials; and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading, and writing.

Prescribed Texts

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.

Preliminary Reading

Holmes, M. (2009) Gender and Everyday Life, London: Routledge.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2030 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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