Gender and Sexuality Studies Subject regulations

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.

Other qualifications

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Gender and Sexuality Studies papers

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Code and paper title Points
GNSEX101 Gender and Sexuality: Representations and Realities right arrow

This paper considers issues related to gender, sexuality, and the body including health issues, media representations, gender based violence, and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
SOCIO101 Introduction to Sociology right arrow

This paper prepares students for further study in a range of social science subjects. It introduces the main sociological theories, concepts and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
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CMYHE202 Understanding Healthy Bodies: Sociocultural Perspectives right arrow

This paper develops a sociocultural understanding of healthy bodies.

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
GEOGY209 Health, People, Place right arrow

This paper draws on critical analysis of health, people and place to introduce contemporary developments in socio-cultural geography. Attention is...

15 24B (Online)
MAORI200 Mana Wahine right arrow

This paper examines foundational aspects of mana wahine scholarship, the impact of colonisation on Māori and Indigenous women, and the resistant...

15 24B (Hamilton)
SOCIO203 Popular Culture right arrow

This paper offers a sociological perspective on historical and contemporary forms of popular culture.

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
SOCPY201 Child Poverty & Social Policy right arrow

This paper develops students' theoretical understanding of social policy, focusing on the effects of child poverty. We examine how policy shapes and...

15 24A (Online)
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ALPSS390 Directed Study right arrow

This paper allows students from the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology, and Social Sciences to undertake research on a specific topic related to their...

15 24X (Hamilton)
EDSOC303 Education and Sexuality right arrow

A study of the ways childhood and adult sexuality is constructed, monitored and regulated in society and in educational settings. The major emphasis...

15 24B (Online)
GEOGY309 Social and Cultural Geographies of Difference right arrow

This paper is a forum for debate in critical geographies of difference. Key concerns are intersections between gender, ethnicity, nationality and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
GNSEX303 Intersectionalities: Identities and Inequalities right arrow

This paper provides a comprehensive review of the historical context for understanding contemporary issues of race, gender, sexuality, and social...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HISTY300 Gender in History right arrow

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...

15 24A (Hamilton)
HRMGT300 Women and Management right arrow

This paper analyses: 1) women's different employment experiences and career outcomes, 2) the implications of gendered employment outcomes, and 3...

15 24G (Hamilton)
PSYCH302 Community, Culture and Diversity right arrow

The focus of this paper is the study of social justice, intersectionality, transformative interventions, and social change strategies that are...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 Jul 2024 01:00am