2007 HAF215 Contemporary Feminist Thought: Themes, Issues and Conflicts

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HAF315


Compulsory unit for Gender Studies major.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HAF215 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007
Sem 1 H On Campus 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007
Sem 1 I Distance 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007
Sem 1 L Distance 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007
Sem 1 N Distance 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007
Sem 1 W Distance 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [L3D] [R3A]
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Provides an introduction to themes, issues and conflicts in contemporary feminist thought in the Western world. Particular attention is paid to the shift from the unifying themes in earlier feminist theorising to the destabilising influences of recent social theory upon feminism. The issues to be addressed centre around debates about the category of `woman`, the politics of difference, the basis of feminist knowledge, the conception of power, the body, the stability of sexed identity and feminist engagements with mainstream politics. There is an emphasis on applying feminist theoretical tools to contemporary debates and events within feminism and in mainstream public life.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2,500-word essay (35%), 1,000-word tutorial discussion paper (15%), tutorial participation (or 3 reading reports for distance students) (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: int:1-hr lecture, 1-hr seminar weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks); dist.ed: instructional package

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,I,L,N,W
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - I,L,N,W
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options

M.Excl HSA214/314

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STAFF: Dr Lucy Tatman

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