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Sex and Gender Matters

Undergraduate | MUR-POL226 | 2024

Improve your understanding of whether society helps construct gender and sexuality. Look back at the rise of the feminist and sexual liberation movements. Contemplate the ways in which sex and gender are linked to life, happiness and justice.

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Enrol by
16 June 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
24 June 2024,
29 July 2024

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Sex and Gender Matters

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

    1. Critically appraise theoretical approaches to sex, gender and sexuality
    2. Devise policy recommendations or other strategies that promote equality and social justice
    3. Critically reflect on understandings and experiences of gender in your discipline or profession
    4. Communicate clearly, using specified disciplinary conventions, both verbally and in writing

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-POL216 (Not currently available)


Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area. Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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