• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The aims of this course are twofold: to introduce students to a range of visual practices that address gender and to engage with a variety of approaches to understanding gender and visual culture. Central themes in current gender debates in the art world will be examined including: the sexual politics of looking; the body and performance art; art history and sexual difference; men in feminism; cross-dressing and gender ambiguity; decoration, ornament and the feminine. While debates within feminism will be central to this course, we will also address the way the study of gender intersects with other methodologies including; queer theory, psychoanalysis, post-colonialism and post-modernism.

Indicative Assessment

1000 word written essay (25%), 2500 word essay (45%) 8 minute tutorial presentation (20%) and participation (10%).

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Workload

Three hours lectures and tutorial, seven hours independent study per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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