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IL026 - Gender and Violence

  • Module code: IL026
  • Module name: Gender and Violence
  • Department: Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module explores the different forms taken by gendered violence, how it can be understood and explained and the political and policy responses to it. We look at its representation in cultural forms such as novels, films and the popular media. We investigate how its occurrence varies over time and in different societies, its manifestation on a societal scale and in the most intimate and private of relationships, and the effects it has on women and girls. We also explore how it relates to masculinities, its strategic use in military conflicts and women’s resistance to it. Throughout we are concerned to highlight the power relations that underpin gendered violence and the abuse of power associated with it. We also interrogate the high profile given to sexual violence and abuse in the media and explore how gendered violence has become an issue which attracts so much public attention. We shall ask whether and how this level of publicity affects the prevalence of gender-based violence and what effect it has on its cultural acceptance, particularly in circumstances where abuse of women and children is tolerated and, in some cases, seen as a reasonable response to transgressions of cultural norms

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will consist of 10 two hour sessions, for around twenty students, from across the University's departments.

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/activities/modules/ugmodules/genderandviolence/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IL026-12)
A (Assessed work only) 2000 word essay 75%
  Group Presentation 25%
15 CATS (Module code: IL026-15)
A (Assessed work only) 2500 word essay 75%
  Group Presentation 25%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (with Study Abroad) (QW26) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (with Year Abroad) (X3Q6) - Year 4