SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER - 2021/2
Module code: SOC2036
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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.
HARMAN Vicki (Sociology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: L320
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
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 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. Students select one article from a menu of four. Submitted in week 8
- 2000 word essay based on selecting one question from a selection of four. Submitted at the end of the course.
Formative assessment and feedback
Students are asked to complete ‘homework’ activities each work. 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. They are also given the opportunity for one-to-one tutorials with the module leader prior to submitting the summative assessments. Two half sessions are also devoted to 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||KCT|
|002||Explain how gender concerns interact with other social divisions||KCT|
|003||Evaluate the sociological impact of both theoretical and empirical representations of gender in contemporary contexts||KCPT|
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.
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 2021/2 academic year.