GEND 1106OL - Introduction to Gender Studies
Online - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code GEND 1106OL Course Introduction to Gender Studies Coordinating Unit Gender Studies and Social Analysis Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Online Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week online Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible GSSA 1006, GEND 1106 Course Description Gender is encountered in every aspect of our lives. It informs public debate, legislation, how much money we earn, who dies younger and our exposure to risk and sexual violence. The course examines contemporary gender relations in Australian society, in our everyday lives, the school, the workplace, and the home. To what extent can we explain these relations in terms of women's and men's choices and to what extent in terms of masculinities and femininities, laws and institutions, and the distribution of power and resources in Australian society? The ways that ethnicity, 'race' and class modify and give meaning to gender debates in an Australian and international context will also be a central concern.
Course Coordinator: Professor Megan Warin
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
Investigate issues and debates around gender, particularly in relation to Australian society.
Identify and explain the ways in which gender shapes our everyday lives through the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, religion, culture, and nation.
Discuss the ways in which systems of power, privilege, and oppression shape our experiences as individuals and members of communities.
Develop a critical vocabulary that includes key theoretical debates in historical and contemporary gender studies.
Demonstrate research literacy, through library searches, research techniques and skills, development of argument, and academic referencing.
Write logical and coherent arguments based on evidence, and engage in critical debate.
Work with others in the exploration of ideas and to collectively develop arguments and negotiate solutions to problems.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesMyUni, including set readings, lecture recordings and online discussion.
Recommended ResourcesAn extensive list of further resources will be provided during semester. These include:
- A list of further readings on each topic
- Resource guides on Harvard referencing and essay writing
- Assistance with finding library research materials
Online LearningThis is the external version of the course: the entire course takes place online via the course MyUni page found at http://myuni.adelaide.edu.au
This site includes announcements, readings, online discussion boards and activities, recorded lectures, assignment submission and further resources.
Students wishing to study the course on campus and attend lectures and workshops in person should enrol in the internal course GEND 1106, rather than GEND 1106 OL.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesOnline learning:
Recorded Lectures (audio and slides) and weekly activities - Critical overview of course material and introduction to key concepts.
Online Tutorials - extended group and self-guided learning, via online discussion board. You will discuss readings, debate historical and contemporary issues, and share resources.
Group activities - you will form a small group to work on your tutorial presentations via discussion boards. Several methods will be provided for interaction including discussion boards, email and file sharing. Other methods may be offered during semester.
Reading of scholarly texts and research reports
Independent library and internet research on a chosen topic
Designing and writing research essays.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
WORKLOAD - STRUCTURED LEARNING
1 x 2-hour lecture per week
1 x 1-hour tutorial per week
WORKLOAD - SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING
6 hours reading per week
2 hours research per week
2 hours assignment preparation per week
3 2 hour online group discussions/ emailing in preparation for lead discussant post per semester
Learning Activities Summary
Introduction to the Course
Feminism and Social Change
Social Formation of Gender
Hegemonic Masculinity and the Gender Order
Indigenous Feminisms and Intersectionality
Islamic Feminism and The Veil
Queering Gender, Critiquing Heterosexuality
Intersectional Text Analysis
Gender and Violence
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COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
Formative and Summative
1000 word minor essay
Formative and Summative
2500 word major essay
Formative and Summative
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must attend 8/10 tutorials in order to be eligible for the tutorial participation grade.
Assessment DetailTutorial Attendance and Participation: Students will be required to attend tutorials and actively contribute in tutorial discussions demonstrating knowledge they have gained from the lecture and set readings.
Online activities: Students will be required to participate in online tutorials knowledge they have gained from the lecture and set readings. They will need to choose one week in which to prepare a short online presentation and le
1000 word essay: Students will be required to write a 1000 word essay on the social formation of gender.
2500 word essay: Students will be required to write a 2500 word essay from a selction of essay topics. The essay topics enable students to critically discuss concepts covered in this course, and to develop argument based on extended reading.
SubmissionAssignments will be submitted online, and checked for plagiarism using Turnitin.
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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