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Foundations in Gender Studies - GEN110

What it means to be male or female varies with time and place. This variety is patterned, and tied up with the dynamics of power, with the distribution of resources and with cultural representations in a society’s gender order. Gender studies is an interdisciplinary intellectual project that seeks to understand patterned gender differences in social life, and how these differences shape human relationships and human experience at the individual level. This unit is an introduction to this project. We consider how gender has been theorised and researched, and explore how questions of gender are framed and investigated in a range of disciplines across the social sciences and humanities. Topics may include work, sexuality, war, media, literature, abortion, beauty and more. The unit can be taken as a one-off elective in any degree, or in pursuit of a major or minor in Gender Studies.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: None)

S3 External - Session 3, December 2017 - February 2018, External

Staff Contact(s): Dr Rebecca Sheehan



NCCW(s): WST110
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: People unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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