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Graduate Certificate in Arts (Gender Studies)

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  • Objectives
    * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Arts (Gender Studies)
  • Course description
    Specialisation Requirements:

        * one core subject

        * three elective subjects
         
    Core subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    121-216  Sex, Gender and Power     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    121-217  The Future of Sex and Gender
    How is the future of sex and gender imagined in the world today? Key themes will include: the increasing instability of concepts of sex and gender and their transformations; a focus on theories of gender equity in the face of persisting gender inequa...     Semester 2     12.50

    121-218  Genders, Bodies, Borders
    This subject looks at the central place of gendered meanings in diverse cultural contests globally, focussing on the increasingly gendered and sexualised character of these contests. The contests examined include: the wars over 'the family'...     Semester 1     12.50

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    121-216  Sex, Gender and Power     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    121-217  The Future of Sex and Gender
    How is the future of sex and gender imagined in the world today? Key themes will include: the increasing instability of concepts of sex and gender and their transformations; a focus on theories of gender equity in the face of persisting gender inequa...     Semester 2     12.50

    121-218  Genders, Bodies, Borders
    This subject looks at the central place of gendered meanings in diverse cultural contests globally, focussing on the increasingly gendered and sexualised character of these contests. The contests examined include: the wars over 'the family'...     Semester 1     12.50

    121-055  Keeping the Body in Mind
    This subject introduces a wide range of anthropological interests in the human body from a comparative ethnographic perspective. It considers topics such as body image and eating disorders, body arts and practices, body modifications and decorations,...     Semester 2     12.50

    121-066  Sexing the Self
    This subject explores the construction of gender and sex in a variety of the world's societies. On completion of the subject students should have gained a knowledge of gender-based systems of social classification in non-Western societies; have ...     Semester 2     12.50

    136-073  Critical Theories
    The aim of this subject is to introduce students to and critically examine the major debates in contemporary critical theories from Western Marxism to postmodernism. These critical theories include the German Frankfurt School, French poststructuralis...     Semester 2     12.50

    136-077  Psychoanalysis and Social Theory     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    102-210  From Mateship to Mardi Gras     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    110-228  The Politics of Gender in China
    This subject focuses on the influence of traditions and ideologies on gender issues in China and the East Asia (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Singapore). Students will be encouraged to explore how 'tradition’ continues to shape notion...     Semester 2     12.50

    760-236  Body and Image: Re-Appraising the Figure
    This subject investigates the dialogue between theories and philosophies of human subjectivity and changing representations of the human form in visual media. The subject has a strong conceptual, theoretical and historical basis that is investigated ...     Semester 2     12.50

    760-250  Nymphs, Sluts and Madonnas
    This subject is a study of the representation of women in art, film, theatre and writing. Students of this subject will explore a variety of feminist critical strategies in the study of historical and contemporary works created by both male and femal...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-047  Art/Pornography/Blasphemy/Propaganda
    This subject provides an introduction to the history and politics of censorship of the arts in the West since the 1890s. It examines the contested boundaries between art and its presumed 'others' - pornography, blasphemy and propaganda - by...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-058  Scandal, Sex and Sentiment     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-060  Decadent Literature
    This subject examines decadence as a textual, historical, sexual and cultural formation, across a range of literary texts of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A predominantly masculine mode of radical aestheticism, manifesting symptoms of...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-210  Romance and Melancholia     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-218  Romanticism, Feminism, Revolution
    This subject maps the intertwined (and sometimes antagonistic) trajectories of Romanticism and early Feminism, as they emerge in Britain in the wake of the American and French Revolutions. Drawing on prose, poetry and drama from this period (includin...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-226  Lifestyle and Consumer Culture
    What is lifestyle? When and how did the concept develop, and what functions does it serve in consumer culture today? How does it relate to parallel concepts like taste, style and identity? This subject frames lifestyle as the site where consumer cult...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-233  Performing Gender     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-024  The Body: History, Sex & Gender     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-033  A History of Sexualities     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-085  Witches and Witch Hunting in Europe     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    110-231  Women in Arabic and Islamic Literature     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    136-205  Cybersociety
    In this subject students will engage in a study of high-technology and information systems in a social and cultural context, and will examine critical issues which lie at the intersection of the social and the technical. Topics covered include cybern...     Semester 1     12.50

    136-209  Intimacy and Technology
    Intimate Technologies are those that we use to understand ourselves, and that we use to establish and maintain our relations with others. The subject approaches technologies of intimacy through a wide variety of examples and case studies - technologi...     Semester 2     12.50

    166-024  International Gender Politics     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-032  Sexual Politics
    This subject introduces ideas developed in feminist theory about the social and political construction of areas of experience relating to the body, gender and sexuality. Issues analysed in the subject include transsexualism, reproduction, eating diso...     Semester 1     12.50

    166-090  Love, Family and Sexuality     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-209  Sociology of the Body
    For sociologists, the human body is not just a physical/psychological entity, it is a key site of the social. This subject will critically examine ways of thinking sociologically about the body in society. By outlining an historical context, this sub...     Semester 2     12.50

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