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 http://womenstudies.arts.unsw.edu.au

Women's and Gender Studies can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name At the Level of Stream
3403 Arts Minor WOMSA23403
3437 Arts and Business Minor WOMSA23437
3456 Music / Arts Minor WOMSA23456
3522 Commerce/Arts Minor WOMSA23522
3543 Economics Minor WOMSA23543
3552 Economics/Arts Minor WOMSA23552
3704 Engineering / Arts Minor WOMSA23704
3845 Arts / Medicine Minor WOMSA23845
3930 Science/Arts Minor WOMSA23930
3931 Advanced Science/Arts Minor WOMSA23931
3933 Advanced Mathematics/Arts Minor WOMSA23933
4037 Social Work/Arts Minor WOMSA24037
4054 Arts / Education (Secondary) Minor WOMSA24054
4760 Arts / Law Minor WOMSA24760
4806 Art Theory/Arts Minor WOMSA24806
4812 Fine Arts/Arts Minor WOMSA24812

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