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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces students to the relationship between gender, sexuality and culture. It adopts a cultural studies approach to understanding the debates and issues surrounding gender and sexuality through a focus on identity, socio-legal contexts, media, place, culture and power.

Unit content

Introduction

Part One - Concepts

Gender 
Sexualities
Normativity
Performativity

Part Two - Issues and themes

Queer and Trans*
Sexuality and rights
Gender and work
Feminism and affect
Sex and cinema
Sex and social media
Future sex/gender

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 relate key issues and debates in gender and sexuality to their social and cultural contexts in contemporary society
2 critically evaluate how gender and sexuality are constructed in culture, society and the media
3 clearly and coherently articulate the impact of gender and sexuality on the life worlds of individuals and society
4 engage in constructive oral and written discussion that has a cultural studies approach
5 critically analyse different socio-legal, political and cultural viewpoints and arguments on a particular topic related to gender and sexuality.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. relate key issues and debates in gender and sexuality to their social and cultural contexts in contemporary society
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  2. critically evaluate how gender and sexuality are constructed in culture, society and the media
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  3. clearly and coherently articulate the impact of gender and sexuality on the life worlds of individuals and society
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  4. engage in constructive oral and written discussion that has a cultural studies approach
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  5. critically analyse different socio-legal, political and cultural viewpoints and arguments on a particular topic related to gender and sexuality.
    • GA1:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.