Modiwl SXS-3040:
Gender Perspectives

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 2

Trefnydd: Dr Teresa Crew

Amcanion cyffredinol

Gender is an integral part of the public and private lives of individuals and societies. In its narrowest sense, gender means socially constructed sex, be it female or male. However, since the 1970’s there has been a noticeable transition so that gender now refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, and attributes that society considers appropriate for men and women (WHO, 2014).

This module focuses on the private/public spheres, the body, media, gender identity, masculinity, ethnicity, disability and class. Students will have a chance to earn weekly XP points for completing various voluntary tasks.

We will debate topics such as:

• Do discussions of the gender pay gap ignore an invisible ‘curriculum’ of male socialization that explains why men earn more?

• Twerking - cultural appropriation or appreciation?

• Is there a crisis of masculinity?

• Are the Kardashian sisters, Rhianna and Beyonce feminist icons?

• Why are fewer boys and men going to university?

• Do standards of beauty discriminate?

Cynnwys cwrs

Weekly workshops will investigate the historical, social and individual significance of gender in various contexts e.g. the home, the workplace and in terms of education and employment as well as gender differences and the translation of difference into inequality will be addressed. Workshops will also focus on gender in relation to the media, crime and culture

Meini Prawf

ardderchog

Shows comprehensive knowledge of the field and its background; can critically review evidence; communicates effectively through variety of media. Offers discussion of gaps in the literature.

da

Shows a detailed knowledge of the field and approach and its distinctiveness from other sociological approaches. Can provide a good analysis of literature in the field and can communicate effectively about its usefulness.

trothwy

Shows basic awareness and of theoretical concepts and methods of analysis; able to produce rudimentary analysis of materials; meets set tasks and obligations.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. To be active learners, exploring concepts and ideas in relation to different perspectives.

  2. Communicate in group situations and in written work regarding the effects and assumptions about sex and gender in specific areas of social life.

  3. Become familiar with major strands of theories about sex and gender in contemporary society.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
ASTUDIAETH ACHOS 1,000 words opinion piece on a local or contemporary issue 40
TRAETHAWD Essay 3,000 words 60

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Private study 164
 

One hour drop in session x 12

12
Workshop

Two hour workshops x 12

24

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio

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