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Masculinities HAF334




What does masculinity mean, and why does it exist in so many different forms? In this unit we explore the meaning and manifestations of a variety of different masculinities. We query the cultural expectations regarding masculinity that accompany boyhood, adolescence, middle and old age, as well as the different forms of masculinity associated with different races and class statuses. We question as well the impact that performance, or non-performance, of 'appropriate' masculinity has on individual men's, and women's, lives. Research into masculinity is a growing concern within Gender Studies, and this unit provides both an overview of that research and a phenomenological reflection upon masculinity in everyday life in Australia.


Unit name Masculinities
Unit code HAF334
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies

Dr Lucy Tatman

Teaching staff

Dr Lucy Tatman

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,037.00 090313

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


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Teaching Pattern

On Campus:    13 weeks, 2 x 1 hr lecture, 1 hr tutorial weekly

Off Campus:     Online participation


3,500 words internal assessment (50%); tutorial participation, including a minimum of 2 online quizzes demonstrating student engagement (10%); 2-hr examination (40%).

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