Sex and Gender Matters
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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- 28 Nov 2022
- 27 Nov 2023
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On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- critically appraise the sex-gender distinction
- identify and employ different theoretical approaches to sex, gender and sexuality
- demonstrate an understanding of the intersections of gender, sexuality, race and class
- translate learning into policy recommendations to promote gender equality
- communicate clearly and coherently, both orally and in writing.
- Sex and Gender
- Gender and Nature
- Science of Gender Difference
- Paid Work
- Gender and Development
- Gender and Post-conflict Reconstruction
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.
No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as POL216 Sex and Gender Matters.
The subject explores theoretical approaches to sex, gender and sexuality - especially feminist approaches and those influenced by feminism and its transformative politics. Students are invited to critically examine: biological theories of sex, gender and sexuality; feminist contributions to social and political theory and social change; and how gender equality is best promoted in policy and practice. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own gendered positions, and to link the personal and familiar with the structural and political.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Major Essay (40%)
- Participation (10%)
- Timed Online Exam (30%)
- Critical Review (20%)
Current study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 26 Nov 23 to 25 Feb 24
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