How do we learn to 'do' gender correctly? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, you will develop a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the world in which we live, drawing on feminist and sociological research. The ways in which gender is mediated by race, class, and sexuality will be of particular concern. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, films, images, and discussions, we will explore a range of topics from the gendering of children's toys to drag queens, beauty pageants, sport, and cyborgs.
|Unit name||Gender, Culture and Identity|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Dr Ruby Grant
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Critically identify characteristics associated with feminist and sociological disciplinary perspectives
- Demonstrate comprehension and application of principles of contemporary feminist and sociological scholarship in the assessment of gendered lives, viewpoints, and expressions
- Reflect critically on structures of inequality and discern intersections between gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexuality
- Identify, outline, and critically discuss connections between gendered experiences and feminist and sociological scholarship
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On-campus: 2 hr online lecture weekly and 1hr tutorial weekly (Web dependent).
On-campus: Quiz (15%), 3,000 word essay (35%), take-home exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%).
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