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Gender and Sexuality in Children's Texts (ALL226/ALL326)
Semester 1 / 2011

Description

Most theorists of gender and sexuality see behaviours and desires as the result of biological, psychological and sociological forces. In this unit, students examine the role that texts for children play in reflecting, confirming and producing gendered and sexualized identities. Students will engage with a range of childrens texts and interrogate their representations of masculine, feminine and sexual identities using a variety of theoretical approaches.

Assessment

On campus:

Class presentation 10%, plus accompanying essay 2000 words 40%; Essay 2000 words, plus annotated bibliography of theory 50%

Off campus:

Annotated list of resources for posting on DSO 10%, plus accompanying essay 2000 words 40%, Essay 2000 words plus annotated bibliography of theory 50%.

Other Details

Offered in: 2010
Current Campus: Burwood (Melbourne), Geelong, Warrnambool, External
Levels: Undergraduate
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