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Undergraduate | MAQ-GENX1000 | 2024

Freedom Dreams: Foundations in Gender Studies

Previously MAQ-GENX110

Course information for 2024 intake

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Unearth new ways of thinking about femininity and masculinity. Read up on male and female representation throughout the literary canon. Address abortion and reproductive rights. Highlight historical and contemporary examples of sexism in the media.

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Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Freedom Dreams: Foundations in Gender Studies

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Analyse key concepts about gender, its intersections with other identities, and how these shape and are shaped by social, cultural, economic, and political institutions
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of Gender Studies as an interdisciplinary field and its contribution to understanding the contemporary world.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of historical development of different forms of feminism, what they have contributed the field of Gender Studies, and why they matter today.
    4. Research and synthesise media and scholarly texts.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-GENX110 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) WST110, GENX110, GEN110
NCCW (2020 and onwards) GEND1000 Freedom Dreams: Foundations in Gender Studies

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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