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This online unit, offered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Griffith University, looks at women's changing place in Western society. In Defining Women: Social Institutions and Cultural Diversity, you will consider if all women seek the same things, focusing on Indigenous Australian women and women from non-Western countries as a point of comparison. You'll also look at the far-reaching impact of feminism, and the issues women face on a daily basis.
Over 13 weeks, you will gain a better understanding of women's studies, and how it is relevant to your own experiences and day-to-day life. Complete this unit with a better understanding of diversity and inequality, and how gendered identities are shaped through social institutions like family, work and the law.
Anyone can apply.
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but content may be relevant to a number of courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Defining Women: Social Institutions and Cultural Diversity unit, the topics you will study include:
This undergraduate unit on Defining Women: Social Institutions and Cultural Diversity will give you a well-rounded introduction to the field of women's studies. By studying women's changing role in the world, you will gain a greater understanding of diversity and equality and how you fit within this picture.
Students who take this course will be well placed for further study in the fields of women's studies, English literature, history, communications, counselling and community development. This list is by no means exhaustive, though; completing Defining Women: Social Institutions and Cultural Diversity gives students skills and knowledge that can be applied to many areas of study and work.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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