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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : English Literature

Undergraduate Course: Representation and Gender (ENLI10240)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAlthough the course is primarily theoretical in focus students will be required to apply a theory or method to a specific text or image, both in seminars and in assessment.

The course examines modes of representation of gender as theorised in contemporary cultural studies. The course will begin with an analysis of the concept of gender as it has been articulated in feminist theory. Particular attention will be paid to the sex/gender distinction and the ways in which consideration of different styles and representational media have problematised the usual understanding of gender as a cultural construct. Topics to be covered will include film theory, gender in visual culture, literary theory, representations of gender in science, history and popular culture, and questions of gender in non-Western cultures.
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Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( English Literature 1 (ENLI08001) OR Scottish Literature 1 (ENLI08016)) AND ( English Literature 2 (ENLI08003) OR Scottish Literature 2 (ENLI08004) OR American Literature 2 (ENLI08006))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Essential Course Texts.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 course essay of 2,500 words (25%), 1 examination essay of 3,000 words (75%)
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Learning Outcomes
Students will be familiar with the key debates and problems in feminist cultural studies. The concept of gender will also provide students with a starting point from which to understand and assess various methods and theories of cultural studies. Particular attention will be paid to competing traditions and disciplines so that students will also gain critically reflective skills, enabling them to negotiate different theoretical paradigms.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Numbers are limited and students taking degrees not involving English or Scottish or American literature need the written approval of the Head of English Literature.
Additional Class Delivery Information 1 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s).
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