Courses & Units

Gender: Being Human HAF104




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
Unit code HAF104
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 Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 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 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate your comprehension of key theoretical concepts and issues in gender studies.
  2. 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.
  3. Summarise accurately and compare effectively key claims and broad arguments put forward by different theorists.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090313 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly Lecture (1 hour) x 2

Weekly Tutorial (1 hour)

13 weeks


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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