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SCY3210 - Gender and Sociology

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Jan van Bommel


Not offered in 2007


The conceptualisation of gender and gender relations in the discipline of sociology. A broad range of theories will be examined critically from feminist perspectives (radical, marxist, psychoanalytic and poststructuralist). In the process, students will gain knowledge of the classic 'male-stream' social theorists (Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Freud) as well as more contemporary theorists (Parsons, Althusser, Lacan, Foucault).


Essay (2500 words): 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Third-year students must demonstrate greater knowledge of current theorising but no greater knowledge of the classical theoretical perspectives.

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week


First-year sequence in Sociology or permission