Course Title: Sex, Gender and Justice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sex, Gender and Justice

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST2335

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Larissa Sandy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3773

Course Coordinator Email: larissa.sandy@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Bldg 37

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this course.


Course Description

Gender is one of the most significant explanatory social factors for understanding patterns of violent victimisation, offending, justice outcomes and human rights. This course provides an introduction to the intersections  between gender, sexuality, crime, law and justice in contemporary Australian society. Students will examine and apply research evidence and key concepts on sex, gender and justice through the case study of family violence and inter-related forms of gendered violence.  The course is structured around five key modules: I) Understanding Sex, Gender and Inequality, II) Prevalence, Nature and Impacts of Gendered Violence, III) Complex Cases: Marginalisation and Polyvictimisation, IV) Response Models and Justice Outcomes, and V) Human Rights in an International Context.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO 1: Identify and describe gendered patterns in offending, victimisation and justice outcomes.

CLO 2: Apply theories of sex, gender and inequality to the study of diverse gendered crime, justice and human rights issues.

CLO 3: Develop in-depth knowledge and critical analyses with respect to selected case studies in sex, gender and justice.


In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on theories, principles and recent developments in responding to and preventing domestic and family violence
  • Apply logic, creativity and problem-solving towards the social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental dimensions of domestic and family violence
  • Develop appropriate ethical responses to contemporary social and policy issues relevant to domestic and family violence problems
  • Design and conduct respectful and inclusive professional practice and scholarly projects relating in responding to and preventing domestic and family violence.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include a combination of self-directed online modules accompanied by a small number of face-to-face workshops, which will focus on group-based discussion and problem-solving tasks. Course learning materials will be made available in a range of formats, including readings, videos, webinars and workshops, which will enable students to engage in their learning flexibly around professio You will be given access to a wide range of resources available online via the course website and RMIT Library, as well as a wide range of online learning resources and extended content. These resources will include book chapters, journal articles, media articles, lecture notes, bibliographies for supplementary reading, video, and links to external websites nal commitments.

In order to develop your knowledge and skills, you will be expected to participate in interactive discussions and activities and to critically engage with the module reading materials. The workshops will offer a supportive learning environment where you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences, and to learn from the knowledge and experience your peers. This peer-based learning may take place through small-group discussions, collaborative work on activities and assessments and/or peer reviewing of research, written work and/or oral presentations.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be given access to a wide range of resources available online via the course website and RMIT Library, as well as a wide range of online learning resources and extended content. These resources will include book chapters, journal articles, media articles, lecture notes, bibliographies for supplementary reading, video, and links to external websites.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include:

Assessment one: Factsheet. Assesses CLO 1. (25%)

Assessment two: Online Module Tests. Assesses CLOs 1 and 2. (25%)

Assessment three: Policy Discussion Paper. Assesses CLO 2 and 3. (50%)

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca