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SOCI2003 Gender & Society

Module Overview

The module will introduce sociological perspectives on gender and to contemporary debates about gender and society.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the conceptualisation of gender
  • Critical thinking skills
  • The ability to reflect on your own experiences and media reports on gender issues in a theoretically and empirically informed way
  • Knowledge and understanding of the interaction of gender with race, class and other aspects of inequality
  • Essay writing skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the gendered division of labour in the private and public sphere
  • Knowledge and understanding of social movements and politics addressing gender


The module will examine theoretical perspectives on gender, sexuality, masculinity, ethnicity, race and class. These themes will be developed through a consideration of a number of topics, such as: • work and organizations; • the body; • politics and social movements; • contemporary masculinities; • domestic labour and parenting

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods


Independent Study125
Total study time150



MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2000 words) 50%
Response papers 50%


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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