SPECIAL NOTE: May be taken as a Gender Studies unit
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* 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).
How do we learn to 'do' gender correctly? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, we will catalogue and account for the ways in which gender is produced, enacted and performed in our everyday lives. The primary objective of Gender, Culture and Identity is to enable the development of a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the world in which we live, drawing on feminist and sociological research and theoretical frameworks. The ways in which gender is mediated by race, class, and sexuality will be of particular concern. Drawing from classic and contemporary scholarship, films, images, and discussions, we will explore issues ranging from gender roles to drag and performance to beauty pageants, body building and cyborgs.
Internal Intermediate: 3 x 500 word essays (40%), 3500 word essay (50%) Tutorial participation (10%)
Internal Advanced: 3 x 500 word essays (40%), 4000 word essay (50%) Tutorial participation (10%)
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.