Stage 2 Women's Studies

LENGTH OF COURSE: Full Year

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Nil

CURRICULUM CHARGES:  Nil

CONTENT:
Course content will be a selection of the following:

Gender analysis framework:
Provides the key concepts and analytical tools that students use in an examination of key issues in Women’s Studies.

Topics:
Students will have the opportunity to examine the experiences of women throughout history and across cultures. Students will look at the ways gender has been shaped by society, and how it affects the lives of women. Women’s Studies draws on knowledge from a variety of disciplines, such as history, sociology, and literature in order to understand the complex nature of gender. Some of the topics that are studied in Women’s Studies include: the history of women’s rights; women in the workforce and in the home; beauty and body image; violence against women; and gender representation in the media. There will be opportunity to negotiate topics and assignment types and students will develop their critical thinking skills, how to analyse information, understand arguments and form their own opinions.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

School Assessed Text Analysis:
Students will look at the portrayal of women in films, music videos, song lyrics, advertisements, advertisements and other forms of media

Essay:
Students will produce a persuasive written essay looking at a topic impacting Women

Folio:
Students will engage with a range of tasks to allow them to demonstrate their learning

Externally Assessed Issue Analysis:
Students will conduct an individual investigation about a negotiated topic.