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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This seminar orients Gender Sexuality and Diversity Studies students into further research by engaging with key interdisciplinary debates and texts in this field. Students will learn how feminist, anti-racist/postcolonial theory and queer theory developed their critique of knowledge and research practices in the Humanities, Social and Physical Sciences. Maintaining a focus on social justice and political transformation, students are exposed to how methodological questions and theoretical debates change with time and context. Students will develop sensitivity to how various disciplines connect and diverge with one another as they negotiate questions of subjectivity, power and knowledge. Academics from across the Faculty, will lead seminars on the processes and approaches to further research on specific topics. Finally, students will learn to hone their skills in thinking, writing and inquiry as they use course material to develop and enhance their own research question.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn D'Cruz

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOngoing discussion and workshopping of research proposals and ethics in social research throughout the semester seminars

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in AHA - Bachelor of Arts with Honours, majoring in Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies, or coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Capacity to write a research proposal and appreciate the ethics of social research
02. High level engagement with interdisciplinary theory relating to Gender Sexuality and Diversity issues and questions

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