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Women's and Gender Studies


Women's and Gender Studies is concerned with feminist scholarship and the issues and debates surrounding sexuality and gender. It is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that seeks to understand and articulate how gender makes a difference - in the lives and experiences of women, as well as men; in the practices and institutions of human societies; and in the cultural products of societies, such as art and literature.

Emphasising the importance of historical and cross-cultural perspectives, Women's and Gender Studies critically examines the intersections of gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and ability to make visible structures of power that otherwise remain hidden.

Studying Women's and Gender Studies at UNSW

Women's and Gender Studies can be taken by undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as a home-based major. It may also be studied at Honours level. Please refer to the table below. For further information on Women's and Gender Studies please visit our website

Women's and Gender Studies can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Plan
Women's and Gender Studies Minor WOMSA23434

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