Concentration in Gender Studies

Gender Studies Concentration which consists of 21 units is an Interdisciplinary Concentration co-offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Gender Studies Concentration aims at delivering a unique opportunity for students to add breadth to their major studies, through being exposed to the way gender intersects with a variety of spheres of knowledge, power relations, and professional settings.

The objectives of the concentrations are:

  1. To enable students to analyse in a systematic manner the social and cultural construction of gender in our own and other contexts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives;
  2. To explain gender biases in society, knowledge, media, social justice, and everyday life; and
  3. To research on gender issues as they intersect with the hierarchies of class, ethnicity, sexuality, and with national and global formations, and so on.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Required Courses 3 units
II) Elective Courses 18 units
    21 units


I. Required Courses 3 units
  GEND3005 Gender, Society, Culture 3 units
II. Elective Courses 18 units
  Students should choose six elective courses from two or more offering departments, at least four of the courses should be at Level 3 or above: 
  CHIL3015 Selected Chinese Lyrics and Songs (Subtitle: Women Composers of Ci Poetry from the Song to Qing Dynasties) 3 units
  CHIL4095 Single Chinese Author Forum (Modern and Contemporary Writer) 3 units
  CHIL4096 Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature (Subtitle: Discourses of Disease) 3 units
  CHSH3115 Engendering Imperial Chinese History 3 units
  HIST3115 Engendering Imperial Chinese History 3 units
  CHSH4105 History of Chinese Women since 1912 3 units
  HIST4105 History of Chinese Women since 1912 3 units
  CHSH4126 Selected Themes in the History of Chinese Women 3 units
  HIST4126 Selected Themes in the History of Chinese Women 3 units
  CHSH4407 Topic Studies in Social History (Subtitle: Eunuchs in Early and Medieval China) 3 units
  HIST4407 Topic Studies in Social History (Subtitle: Eunuchs in Early and Medieval China) 3 units
  CHSS4006 Chinese Family and Kinship 3 units
  SOCI4006 Chinese Family and Kinship 3 units
  CHSS4055 Women in China 3 units
  SOCI4055 Women in China 3 units
  ENGL4017 Advanced Seminar in Language and Gender (Subtitle: Language Gender and Sexuality) 3 units
  ENGL4075 Special Topic in Comparative Literature (Subtitle: Women in Modern Drama) 3 units
  ENGL4095 Gender and Literature 3 units
  HUMN2025 Gender: Theory and Culture 3 units
  HUMN4035 Special Topic in Theory and Culture (Subtitle: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture) 3 units
  RELI2026 Theology, Liberalism and Sex in Chinese Societies 3 units
  SOCI2036 Sociology of Marriage and the Family 3 units
  SOCI3035 Sex, Gender and Society 3 units
  SOWK3205 Love and Human Sexuality 3 units
  TRAN4015 Gender and Translation 3 units
    21 units

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