Gender Studies Thesis

Subject GEND40001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with thesis supervisor throughout the period of enrolment
Total Time Commitment:

An average of 10 hours each week.

Enrolment in this thesis subject must be over two consecutive semesters.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: Students enrolling in this subject must have completed a Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:
Subject Overview:

A Thesis of 12,000 words will be researched and written on an approved topic selected in consultation with the convener of gender studies.


At the successful completion of this project students should

  • have gained increased powers of independent inquiry.
  • show initiative in self-directed research.
Assessment: A thesis of 12,000 words 100% (due in the second semester of enrolment).
Prescribed Texts:

Texts will be determined in consultation with the Thesis supervisor

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • show critical thinking and analysis through recommended reading, essay writing, and by determining the strength of an argument.
  • demonstrate research skills through competent use of the library and other information sources.
  • demonstrate time management and planning through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
  • demonstrate attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Gender Studies
Gender Studies

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