CARE08055 2016 Gender and Sexuality

General Details

Full Title
Gender and Sexuality
Transcript Title
Gender and Sexuality
Code
CARE08055
Attendance
80 %
Subject Area
CARE - Social Studies
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Rose Banaghan-Sesta
Programme Membership
SG_WSOCI_H08 201600 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care Practice SG_HEARL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HSOCI_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care Practice SG_HEARL_H08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HSOCI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences in Social Care Practice
Description

The aim of this module is to enable students to think critically about current constructions of gender and sexuality both in a national and international context. The module will also provide students with an opportunity to examine gender and sexuality in the context of professional care practice.

This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below:

Domain 1: Professional Autonomy and Accountability

Domain 2: Communication, Collaborative Practice and Team working

Domain 3: Safety & Quality

Domain 4: Professional Development

Domain 5: Professional Knowledge and Skills

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Analyse various discourses of gender and sexuality (Domain 1.8, 1.22, 1.23, 2.15, 4.4, 5.7, 5.13)

2.

Examine gendered identities as social constructions (Domain 1.8, 1.22, 1.23, 4.4, 5.7, 5.13, 5.19)

3.

Analyse gendered norms and gendered practices (Domain 1.8, 1.22, 1.23, 4.4, 5.11, 5.13, 5.19)

4.

Examine contemporary body related issues (Domain 1.8, 1.22, 4.4, 5.2)

5.

Investigate gender and sexuality issues in professional care practice (Domain 1.8, 1.22, 2.15, 3.6, 4.4, 5.2, 5.11, 5.13)

6.

Explore personal attitudes, views and values in an open, safe and anti-oppressive environment (Domain 1.8, 1.23, 4.4, 5.2, 5.19)

Teaching and Learning Strategies

learning outcome

learning methodology

assessment method

1.analyse various discourses of gender and sexuality in Irish and Western society

class discussion, reading, small group activity

written assignments – based on personal reflection and critical assessments of contemporary theory and practice

2. examine gendered identities as social constructions

 

class discussion, reading, small group activity

written assignments – based on personal reflection and critical assessments of contemporary theory and practice

3.analyse gendered norms and gendered practices

class discussion, reading, small group activity

written assignments – based on personal reflection and critical assessments of contemporary theory and practice

4. examine contemporary body related issues

 

class discussion, reading, small group activity

written assignments – based on personal reflection and critical assessments of contemporary theory and practice

5. investigate gender and sexuality issues in professional practice

class discussion, reading, small group activity

written assignments – based on personal reflection and critical assessments of contemporary theory and practice

6. explore personal attitudes, views and values in an open, safe and anti-oppressive environment

class discussion, reading, small group activity

written assignments – based on personal reflection and critical assessments of contemporary theory and practice

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment [100%]

Cultural Analysis 30%

Reflective Research Responses 30%

Textual Evaluation 40%

This modules assessment allows for assessment of CORU Standards of Proficiency as follows:

Cultural Analysis (Domain 1.8, 1.22, 1.23, 2.15, 3.6, 4.4, 5.2, 5.7, 5.11, 5.13, 5.19)      

Reflective Research Responses (Domain 1.8, 1.22, 1.23, 2.15, 3.6, 4.4, 5.2, 5.7, 5.11, 5.13, 5.19)                 

Textual Evaluation (Domain 1.8, 1.22, 1.23, 2.15, 4.4, 5.2, 5.13, 5.19)   ​​

Repeat Assessments

As above

Indicative Syllabus

Syllabus content

  1. Conceptualising gender and sex
  • examine theoretical differences between gender and sex by exploring such discourses as social constructionism, biological determinism and postmodernist performativity
  • evaluate the discourses of ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’
  • analyse representations of gendered and sexualised identities in mainstream advertising
  1. Identity formation
  • examine cultural influences – gender norms and gendered practices
  • explore the concept of sexual differences
  • explain the discourses and debates surrounding representations of gender and sexuality in the media
  1. Gender, sexuality and the body
  • analyse contemporary theories of the gendered and sexualised body
  • examine contemporary body related issues such as anorexia, bulimia, dieting, healthy bodies
  1. Gender and sexuality in professional practice
  • examine the practical issues that emerge in caring environments with regard to gender and sexuality
  • explore personal attitudes, views and values in an open, safe and anti-oppressive environment

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Cultural Analysis Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Week 9 1,2,3
2 Reflective Research Responses Continuous Assessment Individual Project 30 % Week 7 6
3 Textual Evaluation Continuous Assessment Essay 40 % Week 13 2,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Flat Classroom Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Group Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Adams, R., L. Dominelli and M. Payne (eds)

(2002)

Social work: Themes, issues and critical debates. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Alsop, R.

(2002)

Theorizing gender. Oxford: Polity.

Anderson, K.J. (2014)

Modern misogyny: ant-feminism in a post-feminist era. New York: Oxford University Press.

Barry, K.

(1995)

The prostitution of sexuality. New York: NYU Press.

Beasley, C.

(2005)

Gender and sexuality: critical theories, critical thinkers. London: Sage.

Beynon, J.

(2002)

Masculinities and culture. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Bordo, S.

(1995)

Unbearable weight: Feminism, western culture and the body. Berkely: University of California Press.

Bray, A. (2014)

Misogyny Re-Loaded. North Melbourne: Spinifex Press.

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Brownmiller, S.

(1986)

Femininity. New York: Simon :-:-amp:::: Schuster.

Butler, J.

(1993)

Bodies that matter: on the discursive limits of :-:-#8216::::sex:-:-#8217::::. London: Routledge.

Clare, A.W.

(2000)

On men: masculinity in crisis. London: Arrow.

Coates, J. (ed.)

(1998)

Language and gender: a reader. Oxford: Blackwell.

Connell, R.

(1987)

Gender and power: Society, the person and sexual politics. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Connell, R.

(1995)

Masculinities. Cambridge: Polity.

Dines, D. (2011)

Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality. Boston: Beacon Press.

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Gauntlett, D.

(2008)

Media, gender and identity: an introduction. New York: Routledge.

Gay, R. (2014)

Bad feminist. New York: Harper Perennial.

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Gill, R.

(2007)

Gender and the media. Cambridge: Polity.

Hearn, J. and D. Morgan (eds) (1990)

Men, masculinities and social theory. London: Unwin Hyman.

Holmes, J. (ed.)

(2003)

The handbook of language and gender. MA: Blackwell.

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Jackson, S. and S. Scott

(2002)

Gender: A sociological reader. London: Routledge

Kimmel, M.

(2004)

The gendered society. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kiraly, M. :-:-amp:::: Tyler, M. (eds) (2015)

Freedom fallacy: the limits of liberal feminism. New York: Connor Court Publishing.

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Leane, M. :-:-amp:::: Kiely, E. (eds) (2014)

Sexualities and Irish Society: A Reader. Dublin: Orpen Press.

Levenson, E. (2009)

The Noughtie Girl's Guide to Feminism. London: Oneworld Publications.

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McAuliffe, M., McAvoy, S., Redmond, J. :-:-amp:::: Tiernan, S. (2015)

Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

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Maguire, E. (2008)

Princesses and Pornstars: Sex, Power, Identity. Melbourne: The Text Publishing Company.

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Murphy, P.F. (ed)

(2004)

Feminism and masculinities. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

O:-:-#8217::::Connor, P.

(1998)

Emerging voices. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration.

O:-:-#8217::::Toole, E. (2015)

Girls will be girls: dressing up, playing parts and daring to act differently. London: Orion.

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Seidman, S. (ed)

(1996)

Queer theory/sociology. Oxford: Blackwell.

Share, P. :-:-amp:::: Lalor, K. (eds) (2013)

Applied social care: an introduction for Irish students. 3rd ed. Dublin: Gill :-:-amp:::: Macmillan.

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Summers, A. (2013)

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The Misogyny Factor. Sydney: UNSW Press.

Whitehead, S.M.

(2002)

Men and masculinities: key themes and new directions. Cambridge: Polity.

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Wilson, G. (2015)

Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction. Margate: Commonwealth Publishing.

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