LAW3041 : Law, Gender & Sexuality
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Professor Rhona Smith
- Teaching Assistant: Mr Richard Poole
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
1. To provide students with an understanding of the relationships between law, and gender and sexual identities;
2. To increase student’s knowledge of law’s situation and operation within social and political contexts;
3. To enable students to critically analyse particular areas of law with regard to, and in light of, theories of gender and sexuality.
Outline Of Syllabus
• Theories of gender, sexuality and law;
• Diversity in the legal professions;
• Sex, sexuality and violence: rape trials and hate crime;
• Marriage, same-sex marriage and civil partnerships;
• Reproduction and the regulation of gender/sexuality.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||1:00||1:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||164:00||164:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide students with knowledge and understanding of key concepts and principles, and also raise overarching themes, different perspectives, and points and skills of critical analyses. Through seminars and independent study (preparing for seminars, preparing for assessments and writing the coursework essay), students can increase their knowledge and understanding of the subject, and develop subject-specific and cognitive skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The coursework essay allows students to demonstrate their depth of knowledge and understanding of the subject material, in addition to research, writing, analytical and critical skills. The examination assesses students’ knowledge, subject-specific knowledge and cognitive skills across a range of topics included in the module.