GNSEX101-21B (HAM)

Gender and Sexuality: Representations and Realities

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Sociology and Social Policy

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: rosie.webb@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper considers issues related to gender, sexuality, and the body including health issues, media representations, gender based violence, and forms of resistance.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures and tutorial activities each week. Lectures will be available via Panopto. Moodle and the library Reading Lists will be used weekly to facilitate your learning.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • engage in clear written and spoken dialogue in relation to topics, concepts, and issues relevant within gender and sexuality studies
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  • read and understand academic and research literature, at an introductory level, in gender and sexuality studies
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  • engage critically and reflexively with selected gender, sexuality, and body-related debates and issues in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally
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  • make connections between their own experiences and theoretical understandings of gender and sexuality
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  • discuss ideas in a small group
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Assessment

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The assessment for this paper has been designed to encourage students to engage as fully as possible with the learning materials (including the lectures and required reading) and to develop their own ideas on selected gender and sexuality topics.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Weekly tasks
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Quiz
13 Aug 2021
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Reading diary
8 Oct 2021
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Exam
40
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required texts will be made accessible to students weekly via Moodle and Reading Lists.
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Online Support

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Lecture slides and other learning materials will be accessible to students via Moodle.
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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper which means that students are expected to contribute approximately 150 hours to working on this paper, including class time.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: WGSTS101

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