GENDER, CULTURE AND SOCIETY - 2019/0
Module code: SOC2092
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This module explores cultural and social divisions for males and females in contemporary society and challenges taken for granted attributions of gender characteristics in relation to concrete social practices. It also examines historical processes of social change and development for men and women.
HUBBARD Katherine (Sociology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: L320
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Conceptualising femininity and masculinity
Gender and other social divisions
Social organisation of gender: childhood, education, the family and employment
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||1500 WORD CRITIQUE OF ARTICLE||40|
|Coursework||2000 WORD ESSAY||60|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate.
Demonstrate critical engagement with a wide range of theoretical perspectives concerning the social construction of gender
Critique of an article
Explain how gender concerns interact with other social divisions
Critique of an article and end of course essay
Evaluate the sociological impact of both theoretical and empirical representations of gender in contemporary contexts
Critique of an article and end of course essay
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- 1500 word critique of article
- 2000 word essay
Formative assessment and feedback
Students are asked to complete ‘homework’ activities. These include reading materials and answering questions about them. They may also be asked to undertake other activities, such as watching film, TV or internet clips to act as points for discussion.
Students receive in-class formative feedback on their homework activities. An 'assessment preparation session' is devoted to providing guidance on the summative assignments.
- To evaluate different theoretical perspectives with respect to gender divisions in society
- To explore the social organisation of gender relations in key institutions
- To recognise issues relating to gender, social control, power and resistance
|001||Demonstrate critical engagement with a wide range of theoretical perspectives concerning the social construction of gender||CKT|
|002||2 Explain how gender concerns interact with other social divisions||CKT|
|003||Evaluate the sociological impact of both theoretical and empirical representations of gender in contemporary contexts||CKPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
The learning and teaching strategy is based around didactic delivery methods, in the form of lectures, in addition to student reading and classroom activities, including peer working and peer reviewing.
The learning and teaching methods include:.
- 11 x 2 hour sessions consisting of both lecture and seminar discussion
- Weekly reading and seminar preparation
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Sociology BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Media, Culture and Society BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|English Literature with Sociology BA (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Politics and Sociology BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Media Studies with Film Studies BA (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.