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WC5003 - Advanced Women's Studies

Credit points: 6
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Advanced interdisciplinary study of feminist theoretical and epistemological issues as they relate to select topics in womens studies. Disciplinary areas of study will draw from feminist scholarship in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Topics of study may include: women in cross-cultural perspectives; women, science and technology; women and popular culture; womens health and health care; women and counselling; women and politics.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop and demonstrate understanding of epistemological issues underlying theoretical frameworks and their implications for feminist scholarship;
  • to develop and demonstrate understanding of various feminist theoretical frameworks with which to analyse womens diverse locations and experiences in a range of institutional sites, practices and texts.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Dr Joanne Baker
Method of Delivery: CDROM
Assessment: reflective journal (40%); research paper (60%).

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