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" This course offers an introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field that asks critical questions about the meaning of gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. Gender scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as law, culture, work, medicine and t
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This unit has been about understanding the idea of psychological abnormality and its implications. What we have learned is that ‘normality’ is defined in a variety of ways, and it is important to ask what model of ‘normality’ is being subscribed to when looking at ‘abnormal’ populations. Are we judging someone's behaviour according to medical, statistical or social definitions of ‘normality’? The point of giving a detailed example like that of dyslexia is t
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