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Gender Studies

Honours

To proceed to an Honours year in Gender Studies, students must have a (70+) average or above in 48 senior credit points from the Gender Studies unit of study table.

The fourth year honours program in Gender Studies consists of:

  • An 18,000-20,000 word thesis on a topic devised by the student in consultation with a supervisor appointed by the department;
  • Participation in an Honours mini-conference where constructive peer review is given and received on a 20 minute thesis presentation;
  • Completion of Arguing the Point (ATP), a unit which provides training in thesis research and writing and includes a series of practical research skills; and
  • A seminar/coursework unit chosen from an approved 4000 level suite.

The final assessment involves 60% thesis and 40% coursework.

The Honours program gives students an opportunity to refine their thinking to a very high degree, pursuing an independent research topic that will be of deep interest to them. The thesis is an extended piece of research on an approved topic of the student's choosing, and is written under the individual supervision of a member of staff who will be an active researcher in their own right. The thesis gives students the experience of formulating and conducting a substantial piece of independent research, working closely with a supervisor who helps to bring their reflections and research into sharper focus. It is thus a key means of demonstrating the attributes required for further study. 

If you are interested in undertaking Honours in Gender Studies, please contact the Honours Coordinator Associate Professor Guy Redden.

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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