GENDER, CULTURE AND SOCIETY - 2020/1

Module code: SOC2092

Module Overview

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.

Module provider

Sociology

Module Leader

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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module content

Indicative content includes:
Conceptualising femininity and masculinity
Feminist theory
Theorising masculinity
Gender and other social divisions
Social organisation of gender: childhood, education, the family and employment

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 1500 WORD CRITIQUE OF ARTICLE 40
Coursework 2000 WORD ESSAY 60

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate.




Learning Outcome
Assessed by


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.

 

Module aims

  • 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

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Ref
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

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 11

Seminar Hours: 11

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.

Reading list

Reading list for GENDER, CULTURE AND SOCIETY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/soc2092

Other information

N/A

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
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
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

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 2020/1 academic year.