Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 ( 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial each week) |
Total Time Commitment: An Average of 8.5 hours per week
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Two previous Arts faculty subjects (25 points) are recommended but not required.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Students who have completed 'Sex, Gender, Power' under the codes 131-116 or 121-216 are not permitted to enrol in this subject.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements 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/|
This subject is an introduction to the study of gender, sex and sexuality exploring the recent histories of feminisms and feminist thinking about gender, difference and the origins of sexual inequality. Key themes include: structures and institutions of sexual inequality including the family, marriage, mothering, sexual divisions of labour, masculinities and femininities, bodies and sexualities. and their relationships to the workings of power, especially the intersections of gender and sexuality with 'race', ethnicity, class and nation. The final section of the course considers 'third world' feminisms and postfeminism in a transnational and global context.
Students who successfully complete this subject
A group tutorial presentation and paper of 750 words 15% (due during semester), a research essay 2000 words 55% (due mid-semester) and a reflective essay 1250 words 30% (due in examination period). This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% tutorial attendance. Regular participation in tutorials is required. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A reader will be available in the university bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
|Notes:||This is a core subject for the minor in the interdisciplinary program in Gender Studies. This subject may also be completed as part of the interdisciplinary program in Asian studies, and as part of the social theory minor and sequence and the BA in Anthropology and Social Theory.|
Anthropology and Development |
Anthropology and Development
Anthropology and Social Theory
Anthropology and Social Theory
Gender Studies Major
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Gender Studies |
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