Courses - Faculty of Arts


Gender Studies

Stage I

GENDER 101
15 Points

Gender: Global and Local

Develops an understanding of key concepts that underlie gender analysis, and how they are expressed in politics, culture and society. Examines the meaning of gender across a range of subjects and issues on the global stage and in our everyday lives.

Restriction: GENDER 100, WOMEN 100

Stage II

GENDER 202
15 Points

Gender in the Pacific

Issues of gender politics, culture and migration in the contemporary Pacific. Considers the historical and contemporary development of gender identities and relations in and across Pacific cultures, as well as how various media such as film, music, photography, or other forms of cultural production influence gender in the region.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed

Restriction: WOMEN 202

GENDER 206
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 30 points passed

Restriction: WOMEN 206

GENDER 207
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 30 points passed

Restriction: WOMEN 207

GENDER 208
15 Points

Thinking Gender

Interdisciplinary examination of feminist theories of gender and sexuality. Focuses on contemporary issues, debates, and practices, while grounding them in foundational theories and investigating how these issues and debates play out across disciplines and practices. Examples include the perils of identity politics, tensions between feminist and queer theories, the politics of representation, and gender justice in a globalised world.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed

Restriction: GENDER 308

Stage III

GENDER 300
15 Points

Special Topic

GENDER 301
15 Points

Gender, Sex and Commodification

Focuses on current and controversial issues at the intersections of sex and gender and their co-construction. Issues will be approached from contemporary feminist and queer theory perspectives. Various topics are critically examined in both theoretical and practical terms, such as co-constructions of gender and sexualities in pornography and advertising, technologies and reproduction, representations of transgender bodies/identities, and the selling of cybersex.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Gender Studies or Sociology

Restriction: SOCIOL 324

GENDER 306
15 Points

Gender and Change: Making Waves

Explores the relationship between gender and other structures of inequality, like sexuality and ethno-race, and progressive social change. Develops and engages students’ theoretically informed critical skills in order to interrogate how gender inequality is re-produced, contested and/or transformed through all or some of the following: literary texts, visual representations, media texts, everyday practices and interactions, and policy.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Gender Studies, or 15 points at Stage II in Gender Studies and 30 points passed at Stage II in BA courses

Restriction: WOMEN 306

GENDER 307
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II

Restriction: WOMEN 307

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

GENDER 700
30 Points

Critical Theories and Methods in Gender Studies

Engages, using an interdisciplinary approach, critical theories and epistemological debates in gender studies; provides grounding in key gender studies methods and methodologies; traces the evolution in approaches to gender from early feminist scholarship to the present; requires independent research and application of theories and methods.

GENDER 701
30 Points

GENDER 701A
15 Points

GENDER 701B
15 Points

Special Study

Restriction: WOMEN 702

To complete this course students must enrol in GENDER 701 A and B, or GENDER 701

GENDER 705
15 Points

Special Topic

Restriction: WOMEN 705

GENDER 706
15 Points

Special Topic

Restriction: WOMEN 706

GENDER 780
30 Points

GENDER 780A
15 Points

GENDER 780B
15 Points

Research Project

Restriction: GENDER 785

To complete this course students must enrol in GENDER 780 A and B, or GENDER 780

GENDER 785
45 Points

GENDER 785A
22.5 Points

GENDER 785B
22.5 Points

Dissertation

To complete this course students must enrol in GENDER 785 A and B, or GENDER 785

GENDER 796A
60 Points

GENDER 796B
60 Points

Thesis

To complete this course students must enrol in GENDER 796 A and B

GENDER 797A
60 Points

GENDER 797B
60 Points

Research Portfolio

To complete this course students must enrol in GENDER 797 A and B

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