How do we learn to 'do' gender? 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 social groups, systems and institutions will be of particular concern. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, films, images, and popular culture, we will explore a range of topics from the gendering of children's products to cyborgs.
|Unit name||Gender, Culture and Identity|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Peta Cook|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Outline the main features of feminist and sociological disciplinary perspectives as relevant to gender.
- Critically apply contemporary feminist and sociological scholarship to examine gendered lives, viewpoints and expressions.
- Analyse how gender intersects with social groups, systems, and institutions.
- Communicate your ideas clearly in written and/or verbal form.
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
Weekly online lectures (1 hour), Weekly face to face workshops (2 hours) and Weekly online discussions
|Assessment||Workshop/discussion board (10%)|Online quiz (20%)|Examination - take home (30%)|Major essay (40%)|
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