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GEND 3018 - Contemporary Theories in Gender Studies

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to students undertaking a Gender Studies Major only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 15 units of Gender Studies major courses
Incompatible: GSSA 2018/EX
Assessment: Essay (1500 word) 25%, Group presentation (3000 word) 25%, Essay (3000 word) 40%, Tutorial participation 10%

This is the capstone course for students undertaking the Gender Studies major. Students will explore key debates in gender studies and will examine the influence of Western Marxism, psychoanalysis and feminism on contemporary society, as well as considerations of the cross-disciplinary traditions of structuralism and post-structuralism. By critically engaging with contemporary Australian feminisms and 'New' French feminisms, with an eye to their historical roots, students will also learn about female psychosexual development and the bodily experience of sexuality. The goal of this course is to provide students with skills to be able to transfer these concepts/ideas to contemporary issues thereby highlighting the interconnectedness of feminist philosophy and practice.

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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 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22618 SG01 17 12 2 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 11am - 2pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 11am - 2pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room