Faculty of Arts


Thinking Gender

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for GENDER 208.


This course provides an interdisciplinary examination of feminist theories of gender and sexuality. The focus is on contemporary issues, debates and practices, but these are grounded in foundational theories. Examples of themes covered include the promises and perils of identity politics, tensions between feminist and queer theories, the politics of representation, and gender justice in a globalised world. The primary objective of this course is for students to develop a broad understanding of a range of feminist and related approaches to analyzing social structures, texts, and cultural phenomena so that they can compare and apply these approaches in their written academic work and everyday life. Assessments offer students the opportunity to closely analyze theoretical texts as well as cultural artefacts and contemporary political practices. Active student participation is encouraged.

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Availability 2018

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Carisa Showden


GENDER 208: 15.0 points


30 points passed



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