• 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
  • Course convener
    • Prof Celia Roberts
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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, 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

  1. A blog of 1000 words (35) [LO 2,3,4]
  2. A blog response, of 1000 words to other students' blog (25) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. A take-home examination of 2000 words (essay due in the examination period) (30) [LO 2,3,4]
  4. Workshop Participation (10) [LO 1,2]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

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.

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:
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2021 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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