• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Gender Studies
  • Specialisation code GSXC-HSPC

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

  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

  • a major or equivalent in one of the following:

Asian and Pacific Culture, Media and Gender

Gender, Sexuality and Culture 

  • with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Cognate Disciplines

Asian and Pacific Culture, Media and Gender, Gender, Sexuality and Culture


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

A minimum of 12 units from the completion of the following:

ENGL4020 - Researching and Writing the Thesis: A Workshop (6 units)

ENGL4021 - Creative Reading: Topics in Theory, Methodology and Interpretation (6 units)

SOCY4009 - Sociology Honours Theory Seminar (12 units)

SOCY4010 - Sociology Honours Methods Seminar (12 units)

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

ENGL4019 - Reading Context: Topics in Production and Reception of Texts (12 units)

LANG4002 - Topics in Advanced Language Studies 1 (6 units)

LANG4003 - Topics in Advanced Language Studies 2 (6 units)

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

THES4103 - Thesis (6-24 units)

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