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C313, Level 3, Arts Precinct
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This unit evaluates the ways that gender, race, class, sexuality and other intersecting identities are shaped in and by the cultural and social institutions that organise and frame contemporary life. Through various topics including the body, surveillance, sexuality, labour, reproduction, and religion, the unit examines how ideas and ideals of gender and other intersecting identities are central to the operation and distribution of power. Assignments encourage the development of research and writing skills including posing questions, and evaluating and sourcing evidence.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Detailed Assessment Guidelines explaining the requirements for each assignment are available on the GEND1020 iLearn page in the Assessment Resources section. You must read these guidelines in order to successfully complete each task.
All essays are to be submitted electronically through Turnitin on the GEND1020 iLearn page.
Please be aware of the following policies in regard to assignments:
Academic Integrity Policy: https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/academic-integrity. The university takes plagiarism very seriously and there are penalties for using other people's work as your own. This includes directly quoting other people's work without quotation marks and/or acknowledgement. Please check this unit's iLearn site for resources on how to cite your sources properly and avoid plagiarism.
Special Consideration Policy: https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration
Assessment Policy: https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/assessment. For specifics on Grading Policy, click on the "Schedule 1" tab.
Requests for Extensions
To request an extension for a period up to and including 5 working days, please email your tutor.
To apply for an extension of more than 5 working days please complete a Special Consideration request and submit it online here: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/assessment-exams/special-consideration. For more information see the Special Consideration Policy above and find further details here: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration.
Late Assessment Submission Penalty
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.
|Take-home Exam||35%||No||Week 7, Friday 10 September 2021|
|Research Essay||45%||No||Week 13, Friday 5 November 2021|
Each week you are required to actively participate in face-to-face tutorials or online discussion forums. This includes: --Evidence that you have done the readings, listened to the lecture, and thought about the topics in relation to your contemporary context. --Responding to questions and actively participating in the tutorials/forums.
Open-book exam based on short answers to questions relating to sources from core readings in the unit.
This 1500 word essay builds on the skills developed in the take-home exam.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Each week there will be a pre-recorded 2-hour lecture that you can watch on demand via iLearn. There will also be a 1 hour tutorial. For day students, there are tutorials on campus (conducted via zoom during lockdown), and one zoom tutorial. For online students the tutorials consist of online discussion forums accessed via iLearn.
Please see your timetables for the latest information on lecture and tutorials times. Please note that lectures and tutorials start in week 1.
All readings are available via Leganto through our iLearn site and the library.
Gender and Power - weekly topics (these are a guide and may change)
Week 1 Introduction and theories
Week 2 Making Gender and Sex
Week 3 "Good" and "bad" bodies
Week 4 The gaze and controlling images
Week 5 Reproduction
Week 6 Gender and Work
Week 7 Making Social Hierarchies
Week 8 Selling Sex
Week 9 Religion
Week 10 Imperialism
Week 11 Migration
Week 12 Social Movements
Week 13 Conclusions
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Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
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