KNOWLEDGE AND GENDER

SOC3KG

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be able to gain an understanding of the ways in which knowledge traditions are socially and culturally constructed and how current feminist critiques question claims to neutrality, universality and objectivity of the mainstream knowledge traditions. Particular attention will be paid to ways of approaching feminist research.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC3KG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is also available to Bendigo students but is held at the Shepparton Campus.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Student's will understand how dominant ideologies can be employed to maintain society's status quo of unequal power relations, particularly those between men and women.

Activities:
Lectures, readings, group discussion and analysis, tutorial activities, assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Students will gain an understanding of how mainstream 'truths' and assumptions assumptions are reproduced in societies.

Activities:
Lectures, readings, group discussion and analysis, student presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Students will gain an understanding of the role of subversive voices that challenge the status quo and offer 'other' possible knowledge traditions that may re-order traditional relationships of power.

Activities:
Lectures, readings, group discussion, tutorial activities, major essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Students will learn how to identify the ways in which knowledge is socially and culturally constructed.

Activities:
Lectures, crtical analysis of texts, group research and discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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