To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements of the degree in which you are enrolled:
To qualify for Honours in Women's Studies a student must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study as specified below. The program requires one year of full-time study or the equivalent part-time.
The Women's Studies Honours program offers students the opportunity to extend and deepen Women's Studies knowledge, skill and approaches beyond the undergraduate level. The development of an ethical understanding of the complexity of gender relations and the relations of power which form through gender and related differences is encouraged.
The program aims to develop in students an advanced understanding of feminist and related theories and their relevance and application to gendered problems.
It aims to develop in students an advanced capacity for independent research and high level and complex written and oral communication of information and ideas.
It facilitates the gaining by the student of in-depth knowledge of one particular area via the research and writing of their thesis.
It aims to prepare students for research higher degree study.
Students who successfully complete the Women's Studies Honours program should be able to:
- demonstrate high-level written and oral communication of information and ideas and facility with a feminist vocabulary in order to perform this communication
- demonstrate high level research skills
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a particular area of investigation and outline different approaches to thinking about the issues involved
- demonstrate a competent overview knowledge of some contemporary feminist theories
- demonstrate an appreciation of the complexity of contemporary gender relations
- demonstrate an understanding of the ethical issues involved in the research of gender issues.
Program of study
Students undertake 18 units of thesis and 18 units of coursework topics.
Honours - Women's Studies - Thesis topics
Select 18 units from the topics listed below
WMST7030 Women's Studies Honours Thesis (18 units) OR
WMST7030A Women's Studies Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units) AND
WMST7030B Women's Studies Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units) AND
WMST7030C Women's Studies Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units) AND
WMST7030D Women's Studies Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
Honours - Women's Studies - Coursework topics
WMST7026 Critique and Construct in Women's Studies (4.5 units)
WMST7031 Research Practices and Principles (4.5 units)
plus 9 units from the topics listed below.
WMST7017 Women's Studies Reading Topic (4.5 units)
WMST7019 Sexualities: Politics and Theories (4.5 units)
WMST7020 Researching Women's Life Stories (4.5 units)
WMST7021 Feminist Political Perspectives: the Challenge to Political Theory (4.5 units)
WMST7022 Media and Cultural Identities: Representing Relations of Power (4.5 units)
WMST7023 Memory and the Politics of Difference: Gender, Race and Nations (4.5 units)
WMST7024 Women's Studies Honours Reading Course (4.5 units)
WMST7025 Thinking through the body: contemporary feminist theory (4.5 units)
WMST7027 Indigenous Women's Voices on Gender and Race (4.5 units)
WMST7028 Sex, Gender & the Law: Gender Rules (4.5 units)
WMST8003 The Global Woman: Introduction to Gender and Development (4.5 units)
By special arrangement an Honours topic from another discipline may be included instead of one of the optional Women's Studies topics.