• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Gender Studies
  • Specialisation code GSXC-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Gender, Sexuality and Culture Honours Specialisation

The Gender, Sexuality and Culture Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of gender, sexuality and culture, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. pose a significant research question relating to gender, sexuality and culture;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to gender, sexuality and culture, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.
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Admission Requirements

  1. a major or equivalent in Gender, Sexuality and Culture 
  2. with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
CLAS4006 Classics Methods and Evidence 12
ENGL4020 Researching and Writing the Thesis: A Workshop 6
ENGL4021 Creative Reading: Topics in Theory, Methodology and Interpretation 6
LANG4004 Research Tools in Advanced Language Studies 6
LING4009 Selected Topics in Methodologies for Researching Language 12
LING4010 Selected Topics in Empirical Approaches to Linguistics 6
SOCY4009 Sociology Honours Theory Seminar 12
SOCY4010 Sociology Honours Methods Seminar 12

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
CLAS4007 Research in Classical Studies 12
ENGL4018 Re-making Literature: Topics in Reading and Analysing Genre 12
ENGL4019 Reading Context: Topics in Production and Reception of Texts 12
LANG4002 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 1 6
LANG4003 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 2 6
LING4011 Selected Topics in Theory and Analysis in Linguistics 12
LING4012 Selected Topics in Analysis of a Subsystem of Language 6

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
THES4103 Thesis 6-24
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