Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM030: Gender at Work

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:


Sex and gender: moving beyond binary oppositions; growing up gendered; doing and constructing gender; fertility and employment; deindustrialization and the decline of the male breadwinner; the gender division of labour (‘boys’ jobs’ and ‘girls’ jobs’); gender, organizations and bureaucracy; writing and performing gender; consumption and gender

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching time2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided independent study8Individual preparation for presentation at seminar
Guided independent study110Independent reading for seminars
Guided independent study130Essay preparation
Guided independent study in collaboration with peers30Blog writing and editing

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Exemplar blogs:

Prof Athene Donald’s blog

LSE Impact blog

University of Exeter

Humanities Blog