- 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, sexuality, culture.
- Use the conceptual vocabulary of gender and cultural studies to analyse contemporary issues and problems.
- Use the methods of gender and cultural studies to analyse the way gender and sexuality are produced in culture, including written and visual texts.
- Identify and understand interdisciplinary approaches to gender, sexuality and culture.
- Communicate complex ideas in speech and writing.
- Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in their study of Gender, Sexuality and Culture.
This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:
6 units from completion of the following course(s):
|GEND1001||Sex, Gender and Identity: An Introduction to Gender Studies||6|
|GEND1002||Reading Popular Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Studies||6|
A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ASIA2311||Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific||6|
|GEND2023||Gender, Sex and Sexuality: An Introduction to Feminist Theory||6|
|GEND2034||Going Public: Sex, Sexuality and Feminism||6|
A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ASIA2006||Gender in Korean History||6|
|ASIA2092||Gender, Labour and Capitalism in East Asia||6|
|ENGL2116||Televisual: Investigating Narrative Television||6|
|ENGL3037||Literature, Law and Human Rights||6|
|GEND2021||Trauma, Memory and Culture||6|
|GEND2024||Gender in Humanities: Reading Jane Eyre||6|
|GEND2035||Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective||6|
|GEND2036||Excessive Appetites: Sociocultural Perspectives on Addiction, Drug Use and Gender||6|
|GEND2057||Relationships, Marriage and Family||6|
|GEND2064||Global Social Movements||6|
|GEND2074||Jane Austen History and Fiction||6|
|GEND2085||Gendered Politics of War||6|
|GEND2101||Democracy, Difference and Desire||6|
|GEND2107||Gender and Culture in Iran and the Middle East||6|
|GEND3016||Writing Lives: Autobiography in Fiction and Memoir||6|
|GERM3050||Gender in German Culture: From Goethe to Trans*||6|
|HIST2213||Real Men: Masculinities in Western History||6|
|HIST2229||Sexuality in Australian History||6|
|PASI3002||Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific||6|