units

AMU1311

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Arts and Social Sciences, Malaysia
OfferedMalaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia October intake 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Vizla Kumaresan

Synopsis

Does gender matter? How do ideas about sex and gender shape important questions in our society? How are social, political and economic structures affected by conventional notions about femininity and masculinity? This unit introduces the interdisciplinary field of Women's Studies and engages students in a series of critical debates concerning sex and citizenship; gender and the law; work and employment; and media and advertising. A range of critical and analytic approaches to contemporary social questions will be introduced and some key contemporary gender debates will be selected for close analysis and problem-based learning.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit, students should have:

  1. Developed an understanding of how gender operates as a category of analysis and an understanding of the range of critical and analytical approaches associated with the field of Women's Studies;
  2. Gained an understanding of the gendered dimensions of contemporary social debates;
  3. Developed research and library skills that will enable them to locate, assess and organise basic resources relevant to the field;
  4. Developed skills in group work and project organisation;
  5. Developed writing and communication skills that will enable them to examine and respond critically to key texts and debates in the field.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prohibitions

ATS1311