Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Term 3, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|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|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Admission to the Global Issues Program|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Nil|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
ContactU21 International Programs Coordinator
Melbourne Global Mobility
Room 120, Level 1, Old Geology Building
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|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outgoing/u21/global-issues-program/|
|Notes:||This subject is quota restricted and places are allocated as applications are received at Lund University|
U21 Certificate in Global Issues |
U21 Diploma in Global Issues
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