- Code GEND2001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Gender Studies
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Pacific Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. Remote (online) and in-person students participate in separate classes.
What are “gender” and “cultural studies,” and how do these influential concepts shape our understanding of Asia and the Pacific? One strand of our course will consider how our ideas of male, female, and transgender translate in Asian and Pacific contexts. We will explore both historical and contemporary questions, including such possible topics as the influence of imperialism and religious conversions on gender, the relation between feminisms and nationalisms, the contemporary configurations of gender and development, and current debates about gendered violence, human rights, HIV, sex work, same-sex sexualities and gender crossing. The second strand of our course will turn to art, film, popular culture, and literature to investigate the imaginative and political work of cultural production. Possible topics include the links between culture and political power, culture in the age of capitalism, the role of globalisation, and the rise of digital cultures. We will introduce key theories and methods of inquiry through discussions of scholarly literature and visual/artistic materials from the two regions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse, evaluate and apply contemporary theories of gender and culture in Asia and the Pacific;
- Use the conceptual vocabulary of gender and cultural studies to analyse contemporary issues and problems in Asia and the Pacific;
- Use the methods of gender and cultural studies to analyse the way gender and sexuality are produced in culture, including written and visual texts from Asia and the Pacific;
- Identify and understand interdisciplinary approaches to gender, sexuality and culture in Asia and the Pacific;
- Communicate complex ideas in speech and writing;
- Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in the study of gender and culture in Asia and the Pacific.
- Seminar participation, 10% (LO 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (10) [LO null]
- Seminar presentation, 10% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2 5) (10) [LO null]
- Online posts/seminar tasks, 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (10) [LO null]
- Analytical 1500-2000 word Essay, 30% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (30) [LO null]
- Smartphone app Prototype (no coding) + Reflective Interview, 40% (LO 1, 2, 4, 5, 6) (40) [LO null]
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WorkloadThe total workload for the course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsCourse materials will be available on Wattle.
Areas of Interest
- Cultural Studies
- Gender Studies
- Pacific Studies
- Asian Studies
- Asia Pacific Studies
- Asia-Pacific Studies
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