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WC2001 - Australian Women's Studies

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject explores the lives, experiences and achievements of Australian women in historical, cultural and contemporary contexts. Interdisciplinary in nature, the subject will draw on insights from a range of disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply appropriate theoretical frameworks and concepts to the analysis of contemporary Australian womens lives;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the historical and contemporary position of women in Australian society;
  • discuss and critically evaluate key debates surrounding gender related issues;
  • distinguish between major theoretical perspectives in womens studies.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level


Study Period 11, External
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Coord/Lect: Professor Debra Miles.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - online participation
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: reflection/reflective task (30%); essays (30%); critical analysis (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.