1. Critically discuss the work of TWO or more theorists that we have discussed during the module and apply those theoretical perspectives to at least THREE everyday experiences of gender and/or sexuality.
2. Include examples of those everyday experiences – for example, from newspapers/magazines, online media, films, exhibitions, documentaries, radio broadcasts - in an appendix to your assignment.
3. In the case of hyperlinks the page of the relevant item must be printed out with the hyperlink clearly identified.
4. The word limit is 2,500 not including references.
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the debates in the sociology of gender and sexuality.
2. Critically interpret evidence from everyday experiences of gender and sexuality in relation to academic debates on the sociology of gender and sexuality.
3. Use theory to interpret and illuminate everyday experiences of social life and social structures.
4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of academic evidence and how it can be used to construct an argument.
5. Critically evaluate academic arguments in order to build understanding of gender and sexuality in society.
• The assignment should be 1.5 line spaced
• Font must be Arial 12
• Follow the reference guidelines below
• Assessment must be within +or – 10% of specified word count
• Word count must be given at the end of the assignment.
Referencing and research requirements
Please reference your work according to the Harvard or APA style as defined in Cite Them Right Online (http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 10th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Copies are available via the university library.
You are expected to carry out independent research for this assignment:
1. Research examples of gender and/or sexuality in everyday life
2. Academic research in journals and books to enable you to critically discuss 2 or more theorists of gender and/or sexuality.
How your work will be assessed
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above) and against the criteria below:
• Breadth and quality of gathered evidence and research
• Application of theory to ‘real’ social life examples
• Knowledge and understanding of key concepts and debates
• Quality of critical analysis and evaluation
• Structure of assignment
• Quality of written expression
• In-text referencing and reference list
1. Submit the assignment electronically via e-submission on Blackboard before 2pm by Monday 11 May, 2020. Please do not attempt to submit assignments to lecturers or in hard copy as these methods are not permitted.
2. You are reminded that it is your responsibility to keep both an electronic and a hard
copy of your assignment for future reference. You may be required to produce a copy of your assignment.
3. You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic misconduct,
Submission date and time
This assignment should be submitted before 14:00 UK time on Monday 11 May, 2020.
Work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond the submission date will be accepted as a late submission. Late submissions will be marked and the actual mark recorded, but will be capped at the pass mark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard. Work submitted after this period will not be marked and will be treated as a non-submission.