Gender & World explores the shape(s) and impact(s) of gendered assumptions on human interactions in diverse areas of the world and in different historical periods. This unit focuses on how people have acted and do act on the basis of their gendered assumptions, and examines worldly practices which are based on gendered foundations. Gender and sexual difference are examined in their roles as world-organising principles (that is, as abstract categories) and elements (that is, as material realities). This unit also provides students with a global perspective on Gender Studies.
|Unit name||Gender & World|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Doctor Louise Richardson-Self|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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
- Communicate using the language of Feminist Theory and academic style
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Weekly lectures or equivalent (1.5 hours) and tutorial (1.5 hour)
Weekly lectures or equivalent (1.5 hours) and online discussions
|Assessment||Tutorial Participation (10%)|Comprehension exercise (15%)|Essay (35%)|Final Examination (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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