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GEND101 Gender in Everyday Life

Explores the social relationships between women and men in the family, popular culture, education, workplaces and other everyday settings, focusing on New Zealand examples from past and present.

This paper helps establish a foundation for further work in Gender Studies such as GEND 102 Bodies, Sexualities & Society and GEND 201 Introduction to Feminist Theory. The knowledge and skills you develop in this course will benefit your study of many other subjects, too.

A good understanding of gender-related issues is essential and relevant to many career opportunities, including but not limited to consultancy, public policy, health, social work, family law, human resources, and human rights across public, non-profit, and corporate sectors.

Paper title Gender in Everyday Life
Paper code GEND101
Subject Gender Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
This first-year paper is open to all students at Otago.

Teaching staff

Lecturer: Dr John Wei 

Paper Structure

Part 1: Key Concepts & Debates in Gender Studies

Part 2: Gender, Culture, and Social Change

Teaching Arrangements

Two lectures and one tutorial per week.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

  • Understand and engage key concepts and debates in Gender Studies
  • Apply these concepts to the functions and significance of gender in everyday life
  • Critically analyse gender issues in contemporary cultures and societies
  • Communicate effectively about gender issues through writing and verbal discussions

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 16, 18-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 11-14, 16, 18-21
T2 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 11-14, 16, 18-21
T3 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 11-14, 16-21
T4 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 11-14, 16-21
T5 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 11-14, 16-21
T6 Thursday 12:00-12:50 11-14, 16-21