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WS2010 - Women, Power and Society

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject explores the lives, experiences, and achievements of women in historical, cultural, and contemporary contexts. Informed by feminist perspectives, the subject will examine the nature of gender, power, and ideology in social work and social policy with a particular focus on intersectional analyses of women's experiences in a gendered welfare state.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically evaluate key debates surrounding the position of women in society;
  • apply the key principals of feminist social work practice;
  • apply appropriate theoretical frameworks and concepts to the analysis of women's lives;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the historical and contemporary position of women in society.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Participation > Online participation - (10%) - Individual.
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 07-Dec-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 10 hours online activity
  • 10 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.