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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Doctor Lucy Tatman|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Domestic students
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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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Lecture, totalling 50 minutes, 2 x each week.
Tutorial (internal students), totalling 50 minutes (face to face), 1 x each week.
Tutorial (distance students), totalling 50 minutes (contribution to online discussion thread), 1 x each week.
|Assessment||Final Exam (40%)|Short Essay (15%)|Long Essay (35%)|Tutorial Participation (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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