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Gender and Power

Enrolment code: HGA272/372

Offered: Launceston: semester 1, Distance education: semester 1

Special note: may be taken as a Women’s Studies unit

Unit description:

Explores the complexities of power in relation to gender. The concept of gender is examined from a variety of contemporary feminist and postmodern theories to show how gender/sexuality is a primary way of signifying relationships of power. Theories of power are also critically examined to explore how power works in everyday life. The unit goes on to analyse how gendered power is constructed and the ways in which it affects women and men in specific social settings such as the workplace and bureaucracy.

Staff Dr GW Jones For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern int: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly; dist.ed: instructional package and weekend study schools (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv  
Mutual exclusions HGE252/352  
Assessment mode minor 1,000-word assignment or test (10%), major 2-,000-word assignment (30%), final 2-hr exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] Sociology
Social Ecology
Women's Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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