Courses & Units

Gender, Culture and Identity HGA372

Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Gender, Culture and Identity
Unit code HGA372
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Dr Ruby Grant

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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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

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically identify characteristics associated with feminist and sociological disciplinary perspectives
  2. Demonstrate comprehension and application of principles of contemporary feminist and sociological scholarship in the assessment of gendered lives, viewpoints, and expressions
  3. Reflect critically on structures of inequality and discern intersections between gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexuality
  4. Identify, outline, and critically discuss connections between gendered experiences and feminist and sociological scholarship

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090301 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HGE252, HGE352

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 2 hr online lecture weekly and 1hr tutorial weekly (Web dependent).
Off Campus/distance:
2 hr online lecture weekly and weekly discussion forum contributions (Web dependent).

Assessment

On-campus: Quiz (15%), 3,000 word essay (35%), take-home exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%).
Off-campus:
Quiz (15%), 3,000 word essay (35%), take-home exam (40%), online discussion board participation (10%).

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Textbooks

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