LundU:Globalisation and Gender Relations

Subject 919-499 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Online classes from September to October through Lund University, Sweden. This subject is only available online. University of Melbourne students wishing to undertake exchange studies at Lund may enrol in this subject alongside other subjects taught on campus at Lund.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the Global Issues Program and timely enrolment at Lund before the quota is filled
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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U21 International Programs Coordinator
Melbourne Global Mobility
Room 120, Level 1, Old Geology Building
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia


Phone: +61 3 8344 6104
Subject Overview: The aim of the course is to focus on globalisation and gender relations. The first part of the course focuses on main concepts and perspectives crucial to the understanding of changes in social institutions and gender relations in globalisation processes. Gender relations are studied on a structural as well as an everyday life level. Current findings on gender differences, inequalities and patterns in the state and corporations will be discussed. Variations in the feminist movement will be analysed in relation to differences in the cultural, institutional and political context in different parts of the world.

In the second part, the main focus will be on changing gender relations within the family and working life throughout the world. We will study similarities and discrepancies between official ideologies and policies aiming at gender equality and the actual outcome in relations and practices in everyday life. The changing pattern of female labour market participation will be discussed in relation to overall changes in the family, especially in relation to changes at the labour market.
Objectives: On the completion of the course, students shall:

• have acquired knowledge of main concepts and perspectives crucial to the understanding of changes in social institutions and gender relations in globalisation processes, on a structural as well as an everyday life level;
• have acquired knowledge about research problems, theoretical traditions, and research results in the study of globalisation and gender relations;
• be able to formulate a relevant research problem in the area covered by the course, and have the ability to theorise, generalise and discuss this problem
• be able to follow the development knowledge on globalisation and gender relations;
• be able to contribute to a common learning environment and to the group dynamic aspects of learning
Assessment: The assignments consist of individual papers, group assignments and active participation in virtual seminars. Examination will take place continuously during the course
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Notes: This subject is quota restricted and places are allocated as applications are received at Lund University
Related Course(s): U21 Certificate in Global Issues (Understanding Globalisation)
U21 Diploma in Global Issues

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