Courses and degree programs

Gender-related courses at the ANU are offered at undergraduatehonours and postgraduate level.  

*Please note the Gender Institute does not run any courses but provides this information to assist interested students, for more information about these courses please contact the course convenor or the relevant school*


Undergraduate courses that take gender as a focus or include gender in their analysis are offered by:

Anthropology: Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective | Crossing Borders: Migration, Identity and Livelihood | Global Citizen: Culture, Development and Inequality

Archaeology: Thinking through the past: archaeological theory from 1950

Art and Design: Art, Medicine, Gender from the Renaissance until Today

Asian Studies: Gender and Korean History | Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific | North Korea: History, Culture, Politics | The Politics of China | Global Vietnam: Gender, Labour and Migration | Asian and Pacific Culture, Media and Gender

Associate General Studies: Culture & Human Diversity: Introducing Anthropology

English: Jane Austen: History and Fiction | Literature, Law and Human Rights | Queens and Tyrants: Gender and Power in Drama 1580-1630

Gender Studies: Sex, Gender and Identity: An Introduction to Gender Studies | Reading Popular Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Studies Gender, Sex and Sexuality: An Introduction to Feminist Theory | Going Public: Sex, Sexuality and Feminism | Writing Lives: Autobiography in Fiction and Memoir 

German: Gender in German Culture: From Goethe to Trans*

History: Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States, 1865-2000 | Sexuality in Australian History | Rock, Sex and War: Australia's 1960s - 1970s | Convicts and Settlers: Australia 1770s to 1870s

Law: Feminist and Critical Legal Theory | Law and Sexualities Family Law

Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies: Gender and Culture in Iran and the Middle East

Pacific Studies: Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific | Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific

Political Science: Human Rights in History | Gender and Politics

Philosophy: Love, Death and Freedom | Democracy, Difference and Desire | Sex and Death: the Philosophy of Biology | The Philosophy of Gender: Knowledge, Power, Bodies

Sociology: Excessive Appetites: Sociocultural Perspectives on Addiction and Drug Use | Sociology of Health and Illness Relationships, Marriage and the Family Young People and Sex   


Graduate Coursework Degrees

Gender, Sexuality and Culture is a major in the Bachelor of Arts offered by the College of Arts and Social Sciences and this specialisation can be undertaken at the honours level

Asian and Pacific Culture, Media and Gender is a major offered by the College of Asia and the Pacific that can be taken through a Bachelor of Asian Studies or a Bachelor of Arts

Gender and Development specialisation is offered in the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development


Postgraduate courses that take gender as a focus or include gender in their analysis are also offered by:

Anthropology: Gender and Cross-Cultural Perspective | Gender and Development: Critical Issues in Policy and Practice | Critical Issues in Gender and Development | Gender in Resource and Environmental Management | Gender, Violence and Development | Culture and Person

Art and Design: Art, Medicine, Gender from the Renaissance until Today

Asian Studies: Gender in Korean History | Global Vietnam: Gender, Labour and Migration

Demography: Gender and Population

English: Victorian Literature

Gender Studies: Trauma, Memory and Culture | Posthuman bodies

German: Gender in German Culture: From Goethe to Trans*

History: Sexuality in Australian History 

International Relations: Gender, War and Justice in South and Southeast Asia

Law: Gender, Law and Development

Policy Studies: Gender Analysis in Public Policy

Regulation and Global Governance: Violence Against Women in Australia, Asia and the Pacific

Security Studies: Gender and Security | Women, Peace and Security: Defining and Addressing Complex Security Challenges of the 21st Century


Graduate Research

Gender, Sexuality and Culture is a postgraduate research field at the ANU and those interested in undertaking an MPhil or PhD in this area should contact the research field convenor. If you are looking to combine gender with another disciplinary field, check our People page to find potential supervisors working in your area.

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Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute