Gender and Sexuality Studies Papers at Tauranga (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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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    GNSEX101Gender and Sexuality: Representations and Realities15.023B (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.
    SOCIO101Introduction to Sociology15.023B (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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    CMYHE202Understanding Healthy Bodies: Sociocultural Perspectives15.023A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga)
    This paper develops a sociocultural understanding of healthy bodies.
    GEOGY209Health, People, Place15.023B (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.
    SOCIO203Popular Culture15.023B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga)
    This paper offers a sociological perspective on historical and contemporary forms of popular culture.
    SOCPY201Child Poverty & Social Policy15.023A (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.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    PSYCH302Community, Culture and Diversity15.023B (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...
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    LEGAL408Family Law15.023A (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 : 21 March 2023 10:02am

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