Courses & Units

Gender and History HTA279

Introduction

How can an understanding of history enhance our understanding of gender? How can an understanding of gender enhance our understanding of history? This unit investigates gender and society in a variety of historical contexts, including: classical Greece and Rome; medieval through to Enlightenment Europe; and a range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century contexts, including Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. 

The unit will examine continuity, change, and variety in the ways that gendered constructions are made and mobilised in different historical contexts.  With a focus on the critical intersections of gender, race, and class, the unit will explore the different ways in which gender as a category of historical analysis can be used to provide historical insights. Students of Gender Studies and History, in particular, will find this a valuable unit.

Summary

Unit name Gender and History
Unit code HTA279
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Prof Philippa Mein Smith; Dr Elizabeth Freeman and other staff

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090313

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 2 x 1-hr lectures weekly; 1 x 1-hr tutorial fortnightly

Off-campus: 2 x 1-hr lectures weekly (accessed electronically); 1 x online tutorial fortnightly
Assessment

On campus:  3000-word written assessment (50%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hour exam (40%).

Off campus: 3000-word written assessment (50%), online unit participation (10%), 2-hour exam (40%).

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Textbooks

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