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Information relevant to 2003 – Discipline/School Information

Women’s Studies (Inter-disciplinary) – School of Philosophy

Coordinator: Dr Barbara Baird

Women’s Studies is an inter-disciplinary field of study that asks questions about the organisation and representation of gender and the position of women. It combines feminist perspectives with themes, methodologies and theories from a range of disciplines including History, Sociology, Film and Cultural Studies, Art Theory, English, Aboriginal Studies, Education, Political Science and Philosophy.

At the University of Tasmania the Women’s Studies program is comprised of contributions from academics from a variety of Schools and discipline backgrounds, brought together by the Women’s Studies Coordinator. The Women’s Studies Coordinator teaches the two first-year introductory units, Contemporary Feminist Thought, which is the core unit for the major, and an elective unit. All other Women’s Studies units are units which are available in other schools and cross-listed to Women’s Studies. A list of these units appears below. Many units are available on an alternating basis, ie available every two years.

Major

The prerequisite for all level 200/300 units is a pass in HAF101 and HAF102 or 25% at level 100 in any other discipline listed under Group 1 in the BA schedule.

Students wishing to complete a major in Women’s Studies must complete either HAF101 and HAF102 or 25% at level 100 in any Arts subject plus units with a combined weight of 75% at levels 200 and 300 (total 100%). At least 25% must be taken at level 300. The core unit (HAF215/315 Contemporary Feminist Thought: Themes, Issues and Conflicts ) is required for students undertaking a major in Women’s Studies and may be taken at level 200 or 300.

As many of the units also form part of studies in other disciplines, students who have already passed these units (which may have been named differently in the past) or who are enrolled in these units as part of another major cannot count them towards a Women’s Studies major.

For full details on the study of Women’s Studies as a major or for Honours, please contact the Coordinator.

Students who commenced the major before 2001

Students who began their degree before 2001 and who wish to complete a major in Women’s Studies are reminded that a major consists of sequential study in one discipline with a total HECS weighting of 100% as detailed above.

Units offered in 2003

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Level 100
Semester 1
Gender and Society Hobart: semester 1 12.5%       HAF101
Semester 2
The Representation of Gender Hobart: semester 2 12.5%       HAF102
Level 200/300
The prerequisite for all units in the schedule below is 25% at level 100 from the list above or 25% at level 100 in any other Arts discipline.
Semester 1
Sexualities: Histories, Representation, Politics Hobart: semester 1 12.5%       HAF202/302
Philosophy of Feminism Hobart: semester 1 Distance education: semester 1 [by internet] 12.5% 25% level 100 Arts   HAF204/304 HPA270/370
Language, Gender and Communication in Education Hobart: semester 1 12.5%       ESG778
British Literature 1800–1850 Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HEA257/357 British Women Writing HEA257/357
Gender and Power Launceston: semester 1 Distance education: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv   HGE252/352 HGA272/372
Aboriginal Women Launceston: semester 1 Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 in Aboriginal Studies   HAF261/361 HAB232/332
Semester 2
Contemporary Feminist Thought: Themes, Issues and Conflicts [a] Hobart: semester 2 Distance education: semester 2 12.5%     HSA214/314 HAF215/315
Education of Women and Girls not offered in 2003 12.5%       ESG780
Fashioning the Body Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% level 100 Art Theory or 25% level 100 Women’s Studies     FST207/307
Philosophy and the Body Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% level 100 Arts   HAF264/364 HPA271/371
Gender in European Thought Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HAF203/303 HTA205/305
Education and Women’s Careers not offered in 2003 12.5%       ESG781
Literature, Gender and Education Hobart: semester 2 12.5%       ESG779
Love and Politics in Augustan Literature Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or English   HTC222/322 HTC205/305
Sociology of Law Hobart: semester 2 12.5%     HAF209/309, HGA207/307 LAW616
Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Units not offered in 2003
Some of the following may be offered in alternate years – students should check with the relevant school
American Women Writing not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HAF224/324 HEA258/358
Film Noir and Hollywood not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English or equiv   HEA279/379 HEA229/329
French-Canadian Women Writers not offered in 2003 12.5% HEF201 or equiv     HEF322
Gender and Nation not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HAF262/362 HEA289/389
Imaging the Body not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% level 100 Art Theory or equiv     FST214/314
Islam, Law and Women – Historical and Contemporary Perspectives not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HMA244/344, HAF260/360 HTA223/323
Love, Family and Sexuality: East–West Comparison not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv   HMA252/352, HAF212/312 HGA212/312
Medieval Writing not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HAF217/317 HEA213/313
Ovid and Chaucer not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HTC225/325, HAF225/325 HEA227/327
Women and Public Policy not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in Public Policy or equiv     HSD240/340
Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations   HAF221/321 HTC221/321
[a] Core unit in the Women’s Studies major.

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