Naughty Boys, Bad Girls: Gender and Discipline at Home and at School

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Learn how gender binaries affect girls and boys in the home and the classroom with this Naughty Boys, Bad Girls: Gender and Discipline at Home and at School unit offered by Macquarie University.

Delivered online in conjunction with Open Universities Australia, this unit focuses on the different expectations placed upon males and females in early childhood, adolescence and youth, and how these influence discipline and punishment.

You’ll gain an insight into the behaviour of boys and girls through the study of TV and film, self-help books and children’s books, and become fluent in identifying the gendered problems and disruptions that affect young people in the home and classroom.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have completed level 1 and 2 studies in sociology.

Areas of study

In this sociology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Sociological accounts of disciplinary regimes
  • Sociological accounts of childhood
  • Psychological accounts of early childhood
  • Naughty boys and girls: fairy tales and children’s literature
  • Naughty boys and girls: expert manuals and self-help books
  • Naughty boys, bad girls: TV
  • Naughty boys, bad girls: film
  • Naughty boys and girls: primary school
  • Naughty boys, bad girls: high school
  • Bad boys: delinquency and gangs
  • Bad girls: delinquency and sexual relations
  • Bad boys, bad girls: sexual harassment at school and on the beach
  • The gender of parental and educational exercises of authority

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

Whether you’re looking at pursuing a career in education or health and welfare, this unit will give you a foundational understanding of how gender interplays with identity, expectations and discipline. Looking at gender in early childhood, adolescence and youth, you’ll learn how to apply a critical approach to popular beliefs on the behaviour and management of young children and teens.

Become aware of how gender shapes our notions and assumptions, and how these influence children in both the home and at school. You’ll equip yourself with the tools to better understand and manage the problems and conflicts faced by young people, their parents and their teachers.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Naughty Boys, Bad Girls: Gender and Discipline at Home and at School from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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