DE/CONSTRUCTING GENDER - 2022/3
Module code: SOC2095
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice during the academic year 2021/22.
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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
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 11
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 11
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||1000 WORD CRITIQUE OF ARTICLE||50|
|Coursework||ESSAY (1500 WORDS)||50|
Critique of an Article (1000 words) (50%)
Essay (1500 words) (50%)
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 second assignment. Both assignments have the weeks dedicated to the opportunity for feedback in the form of individual tutorials.
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
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 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
|Media and Communication 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|
|Sociology BSc (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 2022/3 academic year.