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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 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 Arts and Social Sciences
Campus(es)Malaysia

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Available as a minor only.

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

First-year level

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

  • AMU1311 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 minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in gender studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Units include:

  • AMU2906 Genders, sexualities and religions in Southeast Asia
  • AMU3560 Contemporary feminisms in Asia

Relevant courses

  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)