Gender Studies considers the significance of gender and sexuality across a broad range of cultural contexts, identities and histories. The program analyses how gender intersects with crucial issues such as ageing, class, disability, ethnicity and globalisation. Subjects consider ideas about femininity, masculinity and sexuality through close engagement with an extensive variety of theorists, case studies and media. Gender Studies is transdisciplinary and draws on the diverse interests of specialists located throughout the Faculty. This enables its students to develop a unique combination of research skills drawn from both the Arts and Social Sciences.
The prerequisites for entry to fourth-year honours in Gender Studies are completion of all the requirements for the BA, completion of a major in Gender Studies and an average of at least H2A (75%) in second and third-year subjects within the major, or equivalent.
Intended learning outcomes
Students undertaking the Gender Studies Specialisation will be able to:
- demonstrate a sound understanding of recent developments in feminist theory and practices;
- understand the issues involved in debates about feminist knowledge;
- develop an understanding of contemporary feminist debates about gender politics, self and subjectivity and the relationship of these debates to other areas of social inquiry.
Last updated: 24 August 2021