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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.

In this paper we take an introductory look at the many ways in which our lives are organised and patterned by our beliefs, habits and rules about the differences between men and women. We look at the connections these beliefs have (or don't have) to biology, the many different levels they operate on and how they are part of a hierarchy. For example, we look back to see how these differences used to be defined in Māori and colonial society in the past and how this changed; we discuss how the assumption that there are 'two genders' is rapidly changing; we take a look at popular culture to see how it invites us to adopt certain kinds of behaviour or appearance; we discuss why women and men do different kinds of work and get different kinds of pay; and we explore the vexed issue of gendered violence.

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) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This first-year paper is open to all students at Otago.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Teaching staff Co-ordinator: John Wei (john.wei@otago.ac.nz)

Paper Structure

Paper Structure should now read:

  • Part 1: What is Gender? Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Part 2: Key Concepts and Debates in Gender Studies
  • Part 3: Gender in Cultures, Politics, and Activism
  • Part 4: Gender, Social Issues, and Social Change
Teaching Arrangements
There are two lectures per week and a weekly tutorial.
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

  1. understand and engage key concepts and debates in Gender Studies
  2. apply these concepts to the functions and significance of gender in everyday life
  3. critically analyse gender issues in cultural materials and our social world
  4. communicate effectively about gender issues through writing and verbal discussions

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 11-13, 15-21
T2 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 11-13, 15-21
T3 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 11-13, 15-21
T4 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 11-13, 15-21
T5 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 11-13, 15-21
T6 Thursday 12:00-12:50 11-13, 15-21

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 will establish a foundation for further work in Gender Studies such as GEND102 Bodies, Sexualities & Society and GEND201 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 in public, non-profit, and corporate sectors.

This course is part of the Syllabus+ initiative.

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 Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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

sgsc@otago.ac.nz

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

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will demonstrate

  • Critical-thinking and learning through theoretical & empirical approaches
  • Understanding and applying key concepts/debates in gender studies to social analysis
  • Creative-thinking/doing to connect theory with practice, and analysis with application
  • Teamwork skills and effective writing & podcasting for academic & public engagement

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 11-15, 17-21
T2 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 11-15, 17-21
T3 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 11-15, 17-21
T4 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 11-15, 17-21
T5 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 11-15, 17-21
T6 Thursday 12:00-12:50 11-15, 17-21