GSSA 1003EX - Gender, Work and Society
External - Semester 2 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code GSSA 1003EX Course Gender, Work and Society Coordinating Unit Gender Studies and Social Analysis Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s External Units 3 Contact Online Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible GWSI 1003, GWSI 1003EX Course Description Gender, Work and Society is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of work and the ways in which the practices of work - paid and unpaid - is gendered. Men and women do different jobs in the workplace and in the home, they work different hours in many places, their training, education, skills and rewards are often different. While there are many differences among men, and among women, gender-based, systematic differences also exist. The course considers their origins and explanations. It examines links between broad societal changes and women's and men's changing roles, especially relating to the economy, education, technology, consumerism, individualism, globalisation, welfare and the changing patterns of family life. Furthermore the course considers recent developments in employment regarding increasing flexibility, privatisation, contracting out and home work. During the semester the course will cover current issues in the Australian workforce that are receiving media attention such as recent debates about the Industrial Relations system, the 'work-life collision', the issue of paid parental leave and the 'gender pay gap'.
Course Coordinator: Dr Erica Millar
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Identify contemporary national and global issues relating to gender and work. 2 Explain how Australia’s institutions and practices relating to gender and work have changed over time, and the impact this has had on individuals and society. 3 Demonstrate an understanding of the changing global context of gender and work and the impact this has had on individuals and society. 4 Demonstrate an understanding of the role gender and other dimensions of identity play in power, politics and interpersonal relations at work. 5 Critically evaluate policy approaches to gender and work with attention to issues of social justice and equity 6 Demonstrate skills in literature searching, critical reading and referencing 7 Use appropriate language, terminology and concepts in order to discuss the influence of social structures and identities on working life 8 Construct a clear, coherent and independent argument which responds to a particular question and is supported by appropriate scholarly evidence, within identified timeframes. 9 Demonstrate interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills in group activities
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-4, 7 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-5, 6, 8 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
9 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
5-9 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe lectures are recorded and available online; the tutorials are done via online discussion boards.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 2-hour lecture (or equivalent) per week 24 hours per semester 1 x 1-hour tutorial (or equivalent) per week 12 hours per semester 6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester 2 hours research per week 24 hours per semester 2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Week 1 Introduction to course, terms and concepts Week 2 How did it all start? Gender, work and industrialisation in ‘the West’ Week 3 Who built Australia? Colonialism and Indigenous Workers Week 4 The gender pay gap and other inequalities: Workforce segregation, pay and skill Week 5 Whose choices? Industrial relations, policy changes,,flexibility and casualisation Week 6 Doing it tough: Un(der)employment and welfare Week 7 Who cares? Welfare, childcare, & social reproduction Week 8 Work/family collision! Domestic labour and housework Week 9 Femininities and Masculinities at work: Emotional and aesthetic labour Week 10 Globalised labour: Migration, outsourcing and trafficking Week 11 Policy remedies? Equity, diversity and anti-discrimination Week 12 Concluding Remarks
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Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome 600 word writing exercise Formative and Summative 20% 1, 7, 8 Group online presentation Formative and Summative 10% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 Online quiz Formative and Summative 20% 1,3,4,6 Class participation Formative and Summative 10% 1,2,3,4,5,7 1800 word research essay Formative and Summative 40% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Assessment DetailDetails available on enrolment.
Format: All assignments must:
- Be 1.5 line spaced
- Be referenced in Harvard style
- State the assignment topic at the top of the first page
- Assignments must be submitted online through MyUni and will be marked electronically.
- Turnitin will be used for plagiarism checking.
- Extensions must be sought before the due date by contacting your tutor.
- Late assignments without an extension will be penalised 2% per day.
If for some reason you are unable to submit your assignment electronically, it may be submitted in hard copy via the assignment box in the School of Social Sciences, Room G18, Napier Building, OR you may post it with a postmark on or before the due date, to: Your tutor’s name DX 650 213 Gender Studies and Social Analysis University of Adelaide SA 5005
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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