|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Unit lecturer and administrator
By appointment (please e-mail)
130cp at 1000 level or above
Anthropologists understand gender as the meanings that a particular society gives to the physical or biological traits that differentiate males and females. This unit will explore how cultural norms around gender and sexuality have defined, constructed, constrained, or expanded people's notions of self, their bodies, and their health in specific sociocultural contexts. The anthropological understanding of gender and sexuality, as well as health, provides a fresh lens on what appears, when viewed in terms of international politics, as 'global imperatives' - the imperative to control female sexuality and population, for example, or to categorise male and femaleness, or to control disease epidemics such as AIDS. Every one of these imperatives in fact is mediated and refracted through understandings and meanings that cling to what is most immediate and local to each of us, namely, our bodies. Anthropology understands these meanings as simultaneously symbolic, biological and existential, but the meanings are also historically and culturally specific. Gender, sexuality, and health are always mediated by the local, even as people absorb and adapt new global discourses about their sexual identity and wellbeing.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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.
|Tutorial reading and response||30%||Yes||23:59, Thursday, weekly|
|Research Essay||30%||No||23:59, 01/10/21|
|Take home exam||30%||No||23:59, 05/11/21|
Short presentation in tutorials (internal cohort) or online discussion forum (external cohort).
Assessment Type 1: Summary
Indicative Time on Task 2: 6 hours
Due: 23:59, Thursday, weekly
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)
Weekly summary of assigned readings and active participation in tutorial discussion (internal cohort) or online discussion forum (external cohort).
Students will write an expository essay exploring a topic related to the course material
Take home exam with short answer questions covering main topics of the unit
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
Lectures: Every week, the lecture will be delivered via a live Zoom meeting. Lectures are always interactive with student participation, so please join us if you can! However, it will be recorded so if you cannot watch the lecture synchronously, you can catch up on the lecture recording later.
Tutorials: You may sign up for in-person or online tutorials. Any in-person learning activities may be subject to change depending on the COVID pandemic and recommendations from NSW Health, so please check iLearn for detailed information about tutorials and assessments. Any changes will be announced in lecture and via iLearn announcement.
Readings: Each week (starting from Week 2) you are expected to do the weekly readings and write a short summary before the tutorial (see iLearn for detailed assessment information). The lecture readings will be available via Leganto, through iLearn and are all available from the library website. If you can't find a reading, e-mail the library (email@example.com) or the unit lecturer and administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can make sure it's available online.
Assessment submission: All written assessments will be submitted online via iLearn; your oral presentation will be during tutorial. See iLearn for details.
A detailed weekly schedule of topics is available on iLearn
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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
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact email@example.com
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.
The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources.
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
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If you are a Global MBA student contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.
Unit information based on version 2021.02 of the Handbook