ALL326 - Gender, Sexuality and Texts for Young People
2023 unit information
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*
|Unit Chair:||Trimester 1: Kristine Moruzi|
Successful completion of at least one second year English - Literature or Gender and Sexuality Studies unit
|Typical study commitment:|
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus:|
1 x 1-hour class (online), 1 x 2-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - online:|
Independent and collaborative learning activities including: 1 x 1-hour class (online) per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar or equivalent per week
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
Both traditional and new media texts incorporate representations of the child that are gendered, sexualised, pathologised and commodified. In this unit, students critically engage with a range of texts representing the child as embodied subject, and research and respond to the politics of representation. Building on their understanding of narrative theory, ideology, power and identity as they operate in literature and other textual forms, students investigate how texts intervene in the construction of the embodied child as a gendered and sexual subject.
|ULO||These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can:||Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes|
Identify and apply concepts and theories pertaining to gender, sexuality and embodiment in the various social, cultural and ethical contexts in which children's texts are produced and consumed
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship
Construct clear, logically-structured, grammatically correct written work, which observes the academic conventions of accurate citation and referencing of secondary sources
Locate and access e-readings available on CloudDeakin, and show judgment in the location and selection of appropriate scholarly material via the library and web, and use these materials in assessments as instructed
GLO3: Digital literacy
Critically analyse prose and visual texts, using evidence from the primary text and secondary research to support interpretation.
GLO4: Critical thinking
|Assessment Description||Student output||Grading and weighting |
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week|
|Assessment 1 - Online quiz||600 words |
|15%||Information not yet available|
|Assessment 2 - Written exercise||1400 words||35%||Week 6|
|Assessment 3 - Critical essay||2000 words||50%||Week 12|
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ALL326
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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