DE/CONSTRUCTING GENDER - 2021/2
Module code: SOC2095
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This module deconstructs societal understandings of gender and explores cultural and social divisions in contemporary society. It draws upon feminist theory to contextualize shifts in thinking about gender and the complex multi gendered world in which we live. The module considers multiple intersections alongside gender as well as how sex, bodies, and masculinities/femininities impact the ways in which people become gendered.
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
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Gender and other social divisions and other social divisions;
Conceptualising femininity and masculinity;
The social organisation of gender.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||1500 WORD CRITIQUE OF ARTICLE||40|
|Examination||1 HOUR SEEN EXAM||60|
Critique of an Article (1500 words) (40%);
Seen Exam (60%).
Weekly seminars sessions where feedback is provided throughout. Opportunities where they are given feedback via interactive and engaged seminar sessions.
Students will receive ongoing weekly feedback in seminar sessions, cumulating in an assessment week to support the Article Critique. Formal feedback will occur within 3 semester weeks of the deadline and be supplied in advance of the exam. Week 12 consists of an exam revision week to aid the exam assessment and formative feedback will be supplied in the form of the mark following the exam board.
All three learning outcomes are assessed by both 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|
|002||Explain how gender concerns interact with other social divisions|
|003||Evaluate the sociological impact of both theoretical and empirical representations of gender in contemporary contexts|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 126
Lecture Hours: 24
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is based around engaging and varied delivery methods in addition to student reading and classroom activities including peer working.
There will be 12 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 for DE/CONSTRUCTING GENDER : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/soc2095
Programmes this module appears in
|Media and Communication BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|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|
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.