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GSSA 4001 - Hons Gender Studies & Social Analysis Theory

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 2 hours per week
Restriction: Available only to students admitted to relevant Honours program
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: Completed degree (72 units) including 24 units of Gender Studies and Social Analysis Major, or equivalent as determined by Honours Coordinator/Department committee.
Assessment: Argumentative essay (30%), Weekly Quizzes (20%), Theory Essay l (50%)

This course aims to provide a general introduction to the major theoretical perspectives that have shaped the fields of Gender Studies and Sociology. It offers grounding in important concepts, for instance the social construction of everyday life, including gender; feminist and qualitative epistemologies; and intersectional approaches to gender, class and ethnicity. Explored throughout the course are the tensions between agency and constraint, ideas and experience, continuity and change. Concepts and debates are placed in the context of traditions in social theory in general, encouraging students to develop and define their own theoretical `location' and interests. Participation is based on oral presentations, discussions and debates directed to set readings.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
16444 01NT 10 9 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.