Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Language and Gender

Module Q3158

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

In this module students explore the relationship between language and gender/ sexuality from a wide range of theoretical perspectives. Although the module mainly takes a linguistic perspective on the construct of gender by enabling students to draw on their knowledge of sociolinguistics, language change, and discourse analysis, it also provides students with an opportunity to discuss the construct of gender by exploring relevant areas of sociology, anthropology, ethnography, and fictional discourse (mainly in film and theatre). By the end of this module students will be able to draw on interdisciplinary approaches and employ traditional and modern methodologies (e.g. quantitative, interactional, and ethnographic) to critically assess key issues and controversies in language and gender studies.

Module learning outcomes

Identify and critically engage with a range of theoretical positions in the study of language and gender

Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various types of evidence used in the study of language and gender

Summarise and contextualise existing research in an identified area of interest in the broader field of language and gender

TypeTimingWeighting
Unseen ExaminationSummer Vacation Assessment Period50.00%
Coursework50.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 11 70.00%
PortfolioT2 Week 11 30.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111110
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour111111111110

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