Gender and Social Change
Available in 2012
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Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Offers a challenging perspective on gender, women and social change in a cross-cultural context. It begins with an introduction to contemporary theories which inform social change, then moves to consider a number of case studies of gender and social change in a variety of settings. Themes include: women and education, labour force restructuring, comparison of female and male engagements in the workforce, and changes to family structures.
The course will introduce students to key issues in social change. The aim will be to explore significant theories of gender in relation to social change. Upon completion students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of the different approaches used to study gender.
2. An understanding of different theoretical perspectives on the relationships between gender and social change.
3. An ability to critically analyse social practices and cultural representations of gender.
4. Skills in writing academic essays, giving oral presentations, and policy research.
Topics to be addressed may include:
1. Contemporary perspectives on women and social change.
2. Case studies in cross-cultural contexts.
3. Feminist theories which inform social change and development.
4. Women and education.
5. Labour force restructuring.
6. Changes to family structures.
Undergraduate degree majoring in a social science or related discipline.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term