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WMS1101 A Woman's Place in Society
Credit Points: 15
This unit introduces students to the theories and concepts of Women's Studies. Historical, anthropological and sociological perspectives are used to explore the lives of women in different times and places. Particular attention is given to the history of women's activism in Australia and to the contemporary provision of services to women.  An exploration of feminist understandings of the cultural construction of femininity is followed by a detailed investigation of feminist responses to work, women's health issues and violence against women.  The unit concludes with reflections on the search for meaning in women's lives.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
DMPSWSPsychology - Women's Studies Double Major
MASJPASocial Justice and Public Advocacy Major
R50University Certificate in Women's Services
MIWOMWomen's Studies Minor
MAWOMNWomen's Studies Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2006 VET: 31/03/2006