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SOCL913: Gender, Sex and Bodies

Department: Sociology NCF Level: FHEQ/QCF/NQF7//RQF7
Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters level) Credit Points: 20
Start Date: 14-01-2019 End Date: 22-03-2019
Available for Online Enrolment?: Y Enrolment Restriction: Fully available to all students
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Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

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Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • This course aims to provide an overview of gender theory through a focus on selected articles chosen to represent broad themes within recent feminist debate.  Following the introductory week, the course is divided into two parts: part one focuses on feminist ideas about reproduction, the body, science, and 'natural facts'; part two addresses concepts of representation, sexuality and visual culture.  Additional reading lists are provided for each week's discussion, enabling students to pursue selected topics in greater depth.  In addition to surveying a range of feminist debates the course emphasises basic skills of scholarly argumentation and analysis.  Key questions are provided to structure discussion of each week's reading, and close attention to questions of style, evidence, methodology, analytic technique and point of view is required in preparing for weekly meetings of this course.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills


    Students will develop their knowledge of relevant key theories and how these are important to sociology and feminist theory. They will also participate in lively critical thinking about important contemporary issues.

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