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APG4284

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitWomen's Studies and Gender Research
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc. Prof. JaneMaree Maher

Notes

Previously coded WSM4010

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to basic terms, concepts and debates necessary for understanding the current state of contemporary theorising on gender issues. Designed to be broadley interdisciplinary in its concerns, it will examine such issues as the formation of knowledge, the construction of bodies, the shifting nature of femininity and masculinity and questions of sexual and cultural difference. These broad issues will be considered through close reading and discussion of selected works by theorists. Contemporary theoretical interventions will be examined with respect to the history of feminist movements worldwide and the impact of feminist thought on disciplinary knowledges.

Assessment

Written work: 80%
Seminar presentation: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

WMN4010, APG5284