Gender and Sexuality Studies (2023)
Gender and sexuality shape virtually every aspect of our social relations, and contribute fundamentally to our sense of self. Dominant understandings of genders and sexualities are woven throughout society, while resisting those norms and reshaping those understandings contribute to ongoing social change. Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that is concerned with all of these issues. Papers explore a wide range of topics, including media representations of gender and sexuality, medical constructions of the body, gender and development, the gendered division of paid and unpaid work, gender and public policy, gender, sexuality and technology, violence based on gender and/or sexuality, and difference and ethnicity.
Gender and Sexuality Studies is available as a minor.
To complete a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for Gender and Sexuality Studies, including GNSEX101 and GNSEX303.
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Prescriptions for the GradCert(GnSex)
A Graduate Certificate is available to graduates who have not included Gender and Sexuality Studies at an advanced level in their first degree. Each programme of study for the Graduate Certificate must include GNSEX303.
For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location GNSEX101 Gender and Sexuality: Representations and Realities 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) This paper considers issues related to gender, sexuality, and the body including health issues, media representations, gender based violence, and forms of resistance. SOCIO101 Introduction to Sociology 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) This paper prepares students for further study in a range of social science subjects. It introduces the main sociological theories, concepts and practices that enable an understanding of contemporary societies.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location CMYHE202 Understanding Healthy Bodies: Sociocultural Perspectives 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga) This paper develops a sociocultural understanding of healthy bodies. GEOGY209 Health, People, Place 15.0 23B (Online) This paper draws on critical analysis of health, people and place to introduce contemporary developments in socio-cultural geography. Attention is paid to spatial well-being at a range of scales. MAORI200 Mana Wahine 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper examines foundational aspects of mana wahine scholarship, the impact of colonisation on Maori and Indigenous women, and the resistant spaces negotiated by Maori women including their contributions to decolonisation. SOCIO203 Popular Culture 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) This paper offers a sociological perspective on historical and contemporary forms of popular culture. SOCPY201 Child Poverty & Social Policy 15.0 23A (Online) This paper develops students' theoretical understanding of social policy, focusing on the effects of child poverty. We examine how policy shapes and responds to poverty experienced by children and families.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EDSOC303 Education and Sexuality 15.0 23B (Online) A study of the ways childhood and adult sexuality is constructed, monitored and regulated in society and in educational settings. The major emphasis is on exploring sexuality through historical and sociological perspectives. GEOGY309 Social and Cultural Geographies of Difference 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper is a forum for debate in critical geographies of difference. Key concerns are intersections between gender, ethnicity, nationality and other social divisions in relation to place and environment. GNSEX303 Intersectionalities: Identities and Inequalities 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper provides a comprehensive review of the historical context for understanding contemporary issues of race, gender, sexuality, and social class. It investigates micro and macro level experiences and the social construction of identities. In doing so, this paper looks at how power is distributed in society, the theories that... HISTY300 Gender in History 15.0 23B (Hamilton) Gender in History examines the role of gender in society, culture, and the lives of individuals by introducing students to a range of historical case studies and methodologies. HRMGT300 Women and Management 15.0 23G (Hamilton) This paper analyses: 1) women's different employment experiences and career outcomes, 2) the implications of gendered employment outcomes, and 3) government and organisation initiatives designed to redress gendered employment outcomes. PSYCH302 Community, Culture and Diversity 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) The focus of this paper is the study of social justice, intersectionality, transformative interventions, and social change strategies that are central to community, indigenous and liberation psychologies. Issues covered include inequalities, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and (dis)ability. Key considerations are the broader co...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location LEGAL408 Family Law 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga) A focus on the law and social policies involved in the formation and breakdown of family relationships. The paper specifically examines the matrix of legislation and case law that underpin common family law disputes and legal proceedings in the Family Court.
2023 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 31 May 2023 12:20pm