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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLSP3112 Gender, Generation and the Life Course

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Sarah Irwin
Email: s.irwin@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally 40 credits at level 2 from programmes of study within the Faculty of ESSL or related disciplines.

Module replaces

SLSP3111 Age, Generation and the Life Course

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module will explore some key developments in the social organisation, and reshaping, of gender, generational and life course differences. We will look at changing family forms at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries, the rise and fall of the breadwinner model, changing patterns of childbirth, change in the experience of childhood, youth, parenthood, and later life, and death and dying in contemporary Britain. The module will also explore links between the life course and the changing world of work and paid employment, and related changes in patterns of inequality, between women and men, between age groups and across generations.Contact: Dr Sarah Irwin s.irwin@leeds.ac.uk or undergradsociologysocialpolicy@leeds.ac.uk

Objectives

On successful completion of this module, students should have developed a critical understanding of the importance of age, gender and generation in shaping social change. They will understand some key developments in the links between work and family, and the changing position of women and men and those in different life course stages. They will have engaged with major debates concerning the making of the modern life course and changes in its contours, and developed insights into related patterns of social change.

Skills outcomes
Development of critical analytic understanding of key issues in social life;
Presentational skills
Development of critical analytic understanding of key issues in social life;
Presentational skills


Syllabus

The module will explore some key developments in the social organisation, and reshaping, of gender, generational and life course differences. We will look at changing family forms at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries, the rise and fall of the breadwinner model, changing patterns of childbirth, change in the experience of childhood, youth, parenthood, and later life, and death and dying in contemporary Britain. The module will also explore links between the life course and the changing world of work and paid employment, and related changes in patterns of inequality, between women and men, between age groups and across generations.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours179.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

179: 30 hours reading for lectures, 60 hours reading for tutorials, 89 hours for exams and essays

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Seminar work
Classwork essay
Seminar attendance

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2009

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