The interdisciplinary Gender Studies major 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 globalisation; and theories of gender.
A major in Gender Studies requires passes in units totalling at least 36 senior credit points (chosen from Gender Studies units and units cross-listed for the major). These must include:
GCST2604 Sex, Violence and Transgression
GCST2607 Bodies, Sexualities, Identities
GCST2609 Cultures of Masculinity
GCST2610 Intimacy, Love and Friendship
GCST2614 The Body: Theories, Practices, Cultures GCST3690 Transnationalism: Gender and Globalism GCST3601 Gender, Race and Australian Identities
The remaining two units may be chosen from any other available Gender and Cultural Studies units, or from the list of cross-listed units available on the Faculty of ARts website.
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
Related subject areas
Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, History, Philosophy