Gender Studies Program
The interdisciplinary Gender Studies program enables students to undertake a broad study of sex and gender in contemporary and past cultures. Some of the areas that are studied include: bodies, sexualities and identities; masculinity; the intersection of gender, ethnicity and class; theories of love and friendship; constructions and representations of violence; feminism and globalization; and theories of gender.
In 2011 the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies is introducing first year units: GCST1601 Introduction to Cultural Studies and GCST2602 Introduction to Gender Studies. Gender Studies will now be available at first, second and third year and at fourth year Honours level.
The prerequisite for our second year units is 18 junior credit points which can be taken from any discipline/s. Although the first year units are not prerequisites for second year Gender Studies units, students wishing to do third year units will need to have successfully completed at least one of our first year units.
All Gender Studies units are available as individual or sets within other majors. Some are cross-listed for other majors. See the Faculty table of cross-listed units for more information.