NOTE: This course is in phase-out mode and is no longer accepting applications for admisssion.
Current students needing assistance with course planning for completion of the course requirments should contact the Arts & Music Student Centre.
Gender studies offers a unique opportunity from which to study a variety of topics and issues relating to gender and society. The program places particular emphasis on recent developments in Australian and Asia-Pacific gender relations and feminisms. Subjects within gender studies draw on examples from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region in order to develop students appreciation of Australia's location within the Asia-Pacific region and the implications of Australia's own colonial history. Situated within the School of Historical Studies, the interdisciplinary program in gender studies both draws on and extends the School's research interests.
Gender studies addresses a range of issues that include gender, family and mothering; gender and sexuality; gender and colonialism; gender and identity; gender and nationalism; and Australian, Asian, and global feminisms. The program draws on a core of subjects taught by lecturers in gender studies and a wide range of subjects available within other disciplines. These include subjects drawn from anthropology, art history, Australian studies, cinema studies, criminology, English, French, history, history and philosophy of science, Islamic studies, linguistics and applied linguistics, philosophy, political science, social theory and sociology.