How do assumptions about gender influence our understanding of what it means to be a human being? In this unit we explore a variety of different ways that human beings have been imagined and thought about across time in western culture. We pay particular attention to the ways that sexual difference has been deemed to be significant when it comes to understanding human beings, but we also study other differences, such as race, class, age, and physical ability, and the ways these differences intersect with sex and gender. Throughout the unit students are introduced to key terms and concepts in Gender Studies.
|Unit name||Gender: Being Human|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr. Lucy Tatman
Dr. Lucy Tatman
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Demonstrate your comprehension of key theoretical concepts and issues in gender studies.
- Identify and analyse instances of intersectionality, i.e., the ways in which lived experiences of race, class, age, sexuality, physical ability, etc., are implicated in gendered relations.
- Summarise accurately and compare effectively key claims and broad arguments put forward by different theorists.
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Weekly Lecture (1 hour) x 2
Weekly Tutorial (1 hour)
Task 1: Essay, 1000 words (15%)
Task 2: Essay, 1500 words (35%)
Task 3: Tutorial participation (10%)
Task 4: Final exam (40%)
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