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Undergraduate

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Location

Malaysia

Gender studies is an exciting interdisciplinary field of inquiry that is informed by the belief that all social processes and institutions are 'gendered'. Studies in this area bring innovative theory and research techniques to understanding the ways in which our bodies are sexed, gendered and sexually oriented, how these relate to contemporary and global debates on sexual and reproductive health and rights and the plurality of sexualities with a dedicated focus on Asia. You will be introduced to a variety of critical models of analysis - feminist and queer - that will assist you in developing a range of methodological skills, including problem-solving skills. You will also develop transferable professional skills through the Workplace Learning Internship unit and an ethos of gender equality and social justice that is transferable to your future career.

Availability

Gender studies is listed in the Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) at Malaysia as a minor and a major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course broadly, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

1. appreciate and articulate a broad-based and advanced understanding of how genders and sexualities intersect in multidisciplinary fields of study

2. apply core theoretical concepts of gender and sexuality studies to specific and contemporary global debates with a focus on Asia

3. demonstrate an appreciation of diversity and integrate discipline-specific knowledge learned with practical work experiences, e.g. interning with non-governmental organisations, industry and community engagement

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).

Students complete:

a. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • AMU1310 Introduction to gender studies
  • AMU1309 Introduction to sexuality studies

b. Two remaining units (12 points), with at least one level 2 unit, from those listed under the major.

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

Students complete:

a. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • AMU1310 Introduction to gender studies
  • AMU1309 Introduction to sexuality studies

b. Two level 2 cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • AMU2906 Genders, sexualities and religions in Southeast Asia
  • AMU2908 Critical Methodologies for action research

c. Two level 3 capstone unitscapstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • AMU3560 Contemporary feminisms in Asia
  • AMU3744 Workplace Learning Internship

d. The following two units (12 points):

  • AMU2907 Sexual and reproductive health and rights in global contexts
  • AMU3127 Stardom: Celebrity, society and power

Relevant courses

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

  • A2006 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.