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Gender, History and Culture is an online unit provided by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia that explores the historical and cultural construction of categories of gender and sexual difference through contemporary visual technologies.
Television is used as a case study to examine the way our values and ideas about gender are shaped by the programs we watch. The unit also evaluates the role of power and media images in relation to public and private spaces, and examines how personal photographs can also be analysed to understand their impact on the individual. The unit is designed to encourage students to critically reflect upon their life, and learn about the forces that have shaped their personal identities.
Throughout the course of this unit, you will develop the ability to engage critically with visual technologies and build a heightened awareness of issues relating to family, culture, partner choice and the meaning of gender in the organisation of social relations.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; so anyone can apply.
Due to the mature content included in this unit, applicants under the age of 16 will be required to submit a parental consent form prior to enrolment.
In the Gender, History and Culture unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Gender, History and Culture is an essential unit for pursuing a career in visual culture. By exploring the impact of visual technologies on modern identity, you will significantly enhance your understanding of the way we relate to, and are impacted by, the images that surround us. In addition, learning about the influence of culture, history and gender on our identities will have a positive impact on your wider comprehension of social relations in modern society.
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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.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.