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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Political and Social Inquiry|
|Campus(es)||Caulfield, Clayton, Sunway|
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:
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.
Students studying a sequence in gender studies must complete the two units (12 points) from the following:
Students studying a minor in gender studies must complete 24 points by choosing one of the following combinations:
Students studying a major in gender studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition
* 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.
Students studying a first year sequence in gender studies must complete two units (12 points) from the following:
Students studying a minor in gender studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition: