SEX, DIVERSITY AND GENDER
Credit points: 15
This interdisciplinary subject enables better understanding of ourselves and of our relations to others. We examine how gender is not simply one thing; it is always situated in relation to other differences, such as race, class, sexuality or disability. Beginning with ways sex and race interact in Australia, the subject asks how people develop diverse forms of belonging within systems of social power and knowledge. We question taken for granted assumptions about identity formation so that differences can be better negotiated in professional and institutional contexts. Materials include readings, film clips, historical texts, personal stories, statistics, and advertisements. The subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential, entailing a deep appreciation of how choices we make affect the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems in which sex, gender and diversity becomes significant now and in the future. In doing so, we aim to promote social justice.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn D'Cruz
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesWork in small groups on 600 word assignment. Role play and hypothetical scenarios to develop cultural literacy in discrimination.Group discussion of ethical behaviour and adaptability in different professional and institutional settings.
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn D'Cruz
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Examination (1200 words equivalent) Exam is 1.5 hours in duration
|Other written exam||Individual||No||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6|
Research Essay (1600 words) This is a staged assessment
|Assignment||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6|
Tutorial Writing Assessments (1000 words equivalent) This assessment involves in-class exercises (400 words equivalent) and a written assessment (600 words equivalent)
|Assignment||Individual||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6|