Courses & Units

Gender, Culture and Identity HGA372

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Gender, Culture and Identity
Unit code HGA372
Credit points 12.5
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
Level Advanced

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:

Weekly online lectures (1 hour), Weekly face to face workshops (2 hours) and Weekly online discussions 

Off Campus: 
Weekly online lectures (1 hour), Weekly online workshop (2 hours), and Weekly online discussions 

AssessmentExamination - take home (30%)|Online quiz (20%)|Major essay (40%)|Workshop/discussion board (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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