Concentration in Gender Studies

The Gender Studies Concentration consists of 21 units and 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 Course 3 units
II) Elective Courses 18 units
    21 units


I. Required Course 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* 3 units
  CHIL4095 Single Chinese Author Forum (Modern and Contemporary Writer)* 3 units
  CHIL4096 Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature* 3 units
  CHIL4105 Special Topics in Chinese Critical Theory (Modern Literature)* 3 units
  HIST3115 Engendering Imperial Chinese History 3 units
  HIST4105 History of Chinese Women since 1912 3 units
  HIST4126 Selected Themes in the History of Chinese Women 3 units
  HIST4407 Topic Studies in Social History* 3 units
  SOCI4006 Chinese Family and Kinship 3 units
  SOCI4055 Gender in Contemporary China 3 units
  ENGL3026 Special Topic in Language* 3 units
  ENGL4006 Advanced Topic in Language* 3 units
  ENGL4017 Advanced Seminar in Language and Gender* 3 units
  ENGL4075 Special Topic in Comparative Literature* 3 units
  ENGL4085 Special Topic in Literature* 3 units
  ENGL4095 Gender and Literature 3 units
  ENGL4106 Literary Journalism 3 units
  ENGL4116 Language and Power 3 units
  HIST4135 Topic Studies in Chinese History* 3 units
  HIST4215 Topic Studies in Western History* 3 units
  HIST4406 Topic Studies in Cultural History* 3 units
  HUMN2025 Gender: Theory and Culture 3 units
  HUMN4007 Body Cultures 3 units
  HUMN4035 Special Topic in Theory and Culture* 3 units
  HUMN4036 Special Topic in Media and Cultural Studies* 3 units
  HUMN4037 Special Topic in Arts and Creativity* 3 units
  HUMN4045 Special Topic in Theory and Culture* 3 units
  POLS3236 Gender and Politics 3 units
  POLS4245 Topics in Comparative and Global Politics* 3 units
  RELI3126 Theology, Liberalism and Sex in Chinese Societies 3 units
  RELI4007 Theology 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


As the subtitle of special topic courses may change from time to time, it is at the discretion of the Gender Studies Concentration Management Committee regarding if a subtitled course could be counted as a Gender Studies Concentration elective course. 

Please click here for more updated information. For courses with *, please refer to "Curriculum of Gender Studies Concentration" here for the updated list of the subtitled courses. 


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