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IL902 - Ways of Knowing: Gender, Bodies, Power

  • Module code: IL902
  • Module name: Ways of Knowing: Gender, Bodies, Power
  • Department: Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Emerging from a 6 month experimental research project, this interdisciplinary MA module offers students from any discipline an opportunity to engage with feminist theory and practice and learn through a range of experiential methods. The module is underpinned by feminist critical pedagogy which emphasises students' own (personal and academic) locations as epistemic agents and encourages them to be research-active (producers of knowledge) through connecting research and practice and reflecting critically on the relationship between them. Each week, students will explore how a particular approach to knowledge production conceptualises, and sheds light on, relations of gender. Approaching the same object from several distinct perspectives will enable students not only to develop a richer understanding of gender, but also to gain valuable insight into the process of knowledge production itself and the relation between different disciplines and kinds of data. By the end of the module students will demonstrate a sound grasp of different ways of knowing about gender and sexuality. They will be able to use appropriate theoretical ideas in order to understand more about one or more empirical areas of study.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: IL902-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 40%
Assessed Course Work 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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