Courses & Units

Gender, Culture and Identity HGA372

Hobart

Note:

May be taken as a Gender Studies unit

Introduction

How do we learn to 'do' gender correctly? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, you will develop a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the world in which we live, drawing on feminist and sociological research. The ways in which gender is mediated by race, class, and sexuality will be of particular concern. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, films, images, and discussions, we will explore a range of topics from the gendering of children's toys to drag queens,  beauty pageants, sport, and cyborgs.

Summary

Unit name Gender, Culture and Identity
Unit code HGA372
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Dr Meredith Nash (Hobart)

Teaching staff

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HGE252, HGE352

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 2 hour lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly (Web dependent).Off Campus/distance: Weekly online lectures and support materials, and 3 x non-compulsory study school sessions (Web dependent).

Assessment

On-campus: 1500 word essay (25%), 4,000 word essay (40%), take-home exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%).

Off-campus: 1500 word essay (25%), 4,000 word essay (40%), take-home exam (25%), online discussion board participation (10%).

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Textbooks

Required

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