Gender and Culture

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDAR1027 HMW (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GDAR1027 will take an interdisciplinary and multimedia approach to examine gender constructions socially, culturally and historically in literature, film, internet, visual art, and other popular cultural forms, with concrete analyses of examples from Chinese communities and other parts of the world. Using the perspectives of contemporary gender studies including feminist scholarship, gay-lesbian analytical tools, critical theory and psychoanalysis, this course will focus on the constructed nature of gender roles, the effects of these constructions on the lives of different gender identities, and the possibilities for change and individual empowerment that a critical awareness can create.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.