Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3011: Gender, Sexuality and Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
Whilst the module's precise content may vary, it is envisaged that the syllabus will include all/some of the following topics:
1) Understanding sex and gender
- What is sex?
- What is gender?
2) Law as Masculinity?
- The masculine bias of law
- Public/private divide
- Autonomy and Equality
- The masculine bias of the legal profession
3) Autonomy and Private Violence
- Intimate partner violence
- Sexual violence
4) Sexing the Body
- Intersexualities (sexing the child)
- Regulating Transsexual Bodies
5) Challenging Heteronormativity
- Civil Partnerships and same-sex marriage
- Same-sex parenting
6) Gendering Justice
- Women as Criminals
- Women Who Kill
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities||20||20 x 1 hour lectures|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities||4.5||3 x 1.5 hour workshops|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||4||4 x 1 hour drop-in clinics to discuss summative assessment|
|Guided independent study||55||Individual reading and lecture preparation|
|Guided independent study||20||Workshop preparation|
|Guided independent study||40||Assessment preparation|
|Guided independent study||6.5||Formative assessment|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).