- Total units 24 Units
- Areas of interest Gender Studies
- Minor code GESX-MIN
- Academic career Undergraduate
Gender and Sexuality Studies teaches students the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills required to analyse gender, sexuality and other categories of difference from a critical perspective. It trains students in the use of a conceptual vocabulary that facilitates critical thinking about gender relations and the role of culture in maintaining social norms. It challenges students to move beyond common sense understandings of gender and sexuality by examining the way they are constructed in different historical periods, cultural arenas and global processes.
Gender and Sexuality minor aims to develop students' capacity for thinking and communicating creatively and independently about society, identity and culture. It encourages a reflexive and questioning approach to knowledge. It draws on the disciplines of Gender Studies, and theoretical and methodological frameworks such as feminist theory, queer theory, postcolonial theory and post-structuralism.
Successful completion of this minor enables students to:
- Analyse, evaluate and apply contemporary theories of gender and sexuality.
- Use the conceptual vocabulary of gender studies to analyse contemporary issues and problems.
- Use the methods of gender to analyse the way gender and sexuality are produced in culture, including written and visual texts.
- Identify and understand interdisciplinary approaches to gender and sexuality.
- Communicate complex ideas in speech and writing.
- Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in their study of Gender and Sexuality.
This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:
A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|GEND1001||Sex, Gender and Identity: An Introduction to Gender Studies||6|
|GEND1002||Reading Popular Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Studies||6|
A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ANTH2025||Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective||6|
|ASIA2006||Gender in Korean History||6|
|ASIA2166||East Asian Women and War||6|
|ASIA3610||Globalising Southeast Asia: Capitalism, Media, and 21st Century Cultures||6|
|ENGL2074||Jane Austen History and Fiction||6|
|GEND2016||Writing Lives: Autobiography in Fiction and Memoir||6|
|GEND2021||Trauma, Memory and Culture||6|
|GEND2024||Gender in Humanities: Reading Jane Eyre||6|
|GEND2025||Gender, Health and Embodiment||6|
|GEND2030||The Politics of Dance/Musicals||6|
|GEND2031||Cinema in Southeast Asia: Genre and Cultural Identities||6|
|GEND2032||Multiculturalism in Australia through Food and Sport||6|
|HIST2213||Real Men: Masculinities in Western History||6|
|HIST2224||Colonialism, Sex, Race and Gender: Historical Episodes||6|
|HIST2229||Sexuality in Australian History||6|
|ITAL3014||Women in Italian Society||6|
|MEAS2107||Gender and Culture in Iran and the Middle East||6|
|PHIL2101||Democracy, Difference and Desire||6|
|POLS2085||Gendered Politics of War||6|
|POLS2064||Global Social Movements||6|
|POLS2075||Globalism and the Politics of Identity||6|
|SOCY2044||Sex, Gender and Society||6|
|SOCY2057||Relationships, Marriage and Family||6|
|SOCY2026||Excessive Appetites: Sociocultural Perspectives on Addiction, Drug Use and Gender||6|
|GEND2023||Gender, Sex and Sexuality: An Introduction to Feminist Theory||6|
|GEND2034||Going Public: Sex, Sexuality and Feminism||6|