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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Political and Social Inquiry
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton, Sunway

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • The sequence of units and units available differ between campuses. Refer to the individual campus entries below. At Sunway only a minor is offered. Only selected units are offered on the Caulfield campus. Caulfield students wishing to complete a minor or major in gender studies will need to travel to the Clayton campus.

Description

Gender studies is an exciting interdisciplinary field of inquiry broadly concerned with questions of gender, sexuality and culture. Gender studies is informed by the belief that all social processes are 'gendered' and studies in this area bring innovative theory and research techniques to the study of women's and men's lives, gendered status in society and the dilemmas and contradictions in gender relations and sexualities. Gender studies covers topics such as:

  • how gender issues are represented in film, literature, popular culture, advertising and the media
  • feminist and gender theory
  • the relationship between gender and crime
  • the connections between gender, consumption and marketing
  • feminist research methodology
  • how different cultures shape gender identities and sexualities
  • shifting cultural and historical forms of femininity and masculinity
  • how questions of sex or gender relate to questions of class and race
  • cross-cultural feminism.

The undergraduate program is designed to introduce students to a variety of feminist models of analysis and to assist them in developing a range of methodological skills. Gender studies units also foster the development of transferable professional skills among students. Units offered by the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research are complemented by a wide range of electives offered throughout the school and the faculty. Selected gender studies units may also be taken as electives within other majors in the school. Gender studies units are offered on the Clayton campus; some units are also offered at Caulfield and Sunway.

Students wishing to vary the components of their minor or major sequences should consult with the director of the centre.

Units

Clayton and Caulfield

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in gender studies must complete the two units (12 points) from the following:

  • ATS1311 Sex, gender and knowledge
  • one further level-one arts unit

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor in gender studies must complete 24 points by choosing one of the following combinations:

  • the first year sequence and two units at second year level, including the compulsory unit, from the units listed below
  • two units at second year level and two units at third year level, including the compulsory unit, from the units listed below.

Students studying a major in gender studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition

  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points), including the compulsory unit, from the units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third-year level.

Compulsory unit

  • ATS2560/ATS3560 Theorising sexed bodies: Contemporary feminist theory

Elective units

* This unit is also a core unit for sociology. Students doing minors/majors in both gender studies and sociology will need to choose another unit to make up credit points for both; a unit cannot be counted twice towards separate minors/majors.

Sunway

First-year level

Students studying a first year sequence in gender studies must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • ATS1311 Sex, gender and knowledge
  • one further level-one arts unit, or one unit (6 points) from second or third-year gender studies units

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor in gender studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below

Units include:

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4616 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts