Gender Studies

Major/Minor/Specialisation !D21-AA-SPC+1016 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015


Dr Fran Martin



Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)


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Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts in this area of specialisation should:

  • develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of how concepts and practices gender and sexuality function in contemporary societies;
  • acquire critical and analytical skills and methods to enable the
identification and critical analysis of gender- and sexuality-related issues within complex, changing social and cultural contexts;
  • articulate the relationship between diverse forms of knowledge on gender and sexuality and the social, historical and cultural contexts that produced them;
  • develop an independent approach to understanding the cross-disciplinary field of gender studies that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate methodologies, that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • appreciate the value of an international and interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexuality, and the relevance of gender studies skills, practices and understandings to a broad range of professional and disciplinary contexts;
  • work with independence, self- reflection and creativity to 
meet goals and challenges in the workplace and personal life;
  • deploy insights generated from their intellectual engagements with gender studies to act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force;
  • communicate their knowledge effectively in a variety of oral and written 
Structure & Available Subjects:

Duration: 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time

Please note: 2015 mid-year intake commencing students can only take this program on a part-time basis and will not be available for international students.

The Graduate Certificate in Arts in this area of specialisation requires:

  • one core subject (12.5 points)
  • three elective subjects (37.5 points)

Total 50 points

Subject Options:

Core Subjects

12.5 points

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Elective Subjects

37.5 points

Please note: SPAN30001 Gender in Hispanic Cultures carries a Spanish language prerequisite

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Not offered in 2015
Not offered in 2015
Semester 1
Not offered in 2015
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Arts

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