Gender Studies

Unit set code: AMIGEN | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Discipline Minor
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Gender is one of the major ways that human society is organised, whether considered from a social or cultural perspective. Gender Studies has developed over the last three decades into a complex and influential academic specialisation. The ideas of Gender Studies, and in particular the theories and practices of feminism, have significantly shifted the ways of knowing across many fields of academic inquiry. The Gender Studies minor provides you with a critical education in major theories and applications about the place of gender.

Unit set structure

For a minor study students must complete 48 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points of Minor studies
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