HSRV208-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Gender Sensitivity and the Human Services

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


This course provides students with the opportunity to critically investigate shifting socio-cultural constructions of gender. The course introduces students to theories, experiences and issues of gender, and to think about how gender matters in the choices and opportunities available to us; in shaping ideas regarding individual and social well-being. We explore examples of social, political, economic and cultural contexts inhabited by consumers and providers of human services to analyse the ways in which gender is experienced, defined, validated, and reworked.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


HSRV103 and HSRV104; or, 15 points at 100 level in HSRV and 30 points at 100 level from either Schedule C to the BSW, Schedule V to the BA, or
Schedules C or E to the BCJ; or 60 points at 100 level from the BA, BSW or BCJ.



Course Coordinator

Maria-Victoria Perez Y Perez


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Class Participation 10%
Literature Review 30%
Reflexive Essay 30%
Online Test 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Ryle, R. (2018); Questioning gender: A sociological exploration ; 3rd; London: Sage Publications (Course readings and resources will be available on LEARN).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All HSRV208 Occurrences

  • HSRV208-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022
  • HSRV208-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)