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GENDER, ANIMALS AND SOCIAL JUSTICEThis course considers the intersection of gender and species as axes of oppression. Using theories and case studies we examine social justice as it might apply to various interconnected groups. The topic includes consideration of issues such as ecofeminism, animal liberation and speciesism in relation to other forms of oppression. The course provides students with the opportunity to question taken for granted assumptions about gender, nature, and the roles of animals in society as well as encouraging students to think about the nature, form and process of advocacy on behalf of the marginalized.Aims:• To introduce students to theoretical debates about the nature of gender, species and social justice.• To facilitate and examination of the social processes through which ideas of animals, nature and gender are produced, reproduced and transformed.• To equip students with critical thinking techniques that will allow them to advocate for social justice for other species by understanding the interlocking nature of oppressions
On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate:Knowledge about how issues of species and gender are embedded out in the human services along with an understanding of the consequences of this for social justiceThe ability to consider the relevance of issues of species- and gender-justice in the analysis of social change and empowerment.A social science understanding of key issues pertaining to modern assumptions regarding species, gender and social justiceCritical analysis of the relationship between oppression, empowerment and change in human systems.
30 points of Human Services from HSRV101, 102, 103 and 104 orSOWK101, 102 and 104. Students without this prerequisite but with at least 60 points in appropriate courses may enter the course with the permission of the Programme Coordinator.
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Domestic fee $761.00
International fee $3,188.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences.