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Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies (from 2019-20)

The Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, administered by the Department of Cultural Studies, is an interdisciplinary Minor involving courses from six programmes in the University: Cultural Studies, History, Sociology, Political Science, Visual Studies and Translation.

What is love? What is intimacy? What are gender identities?

The new Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies addresses new forms of gender identities and new patterns of intimacies that have emerged in today’s globalised world. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this minor aims to provide an overview on major theoretical transformations within gender and sexuality studies, and to examine cultural politics within historical writings, media representations and literary texts. You will learn to address and analyse critical issues of gender and sexualities and to account for some of the broader impacts of gender and sexual subjectivities in our everyday life.

For a Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, students are required to complete five courses (15 credits) as detailed below:

New Minor Programme Structure (effective from 2021 - 22)*

Required Course (3 credits)

CUS3215 Gender and Cultural Politics

Elective Courses (12 credits)
(Choose 4 courses, at least 1 course from each of the 2 groups listed below.)

Gender and Sexuality in Cultural Politics

CUS3004 Media, Gender, and Sexuality (from 2019-20)
CUS3014 Sexuality and Cultural Politics (titled as Sexuality Studies in 2018-19 or before)
CUS3132 Gender and Sexuality in Comparative Perspective (titled as Cultural Transformation in Modern China in 2018-19 or before)
CUS3309 Film, Gender & Sexuality (titled as Film and Cinema Studies in 2018-19 or before)
CUS3350 Power and Body in Performing Arts (titled as Power and Body in the Performing Arts in 2018-19 or before)

Gender and Sexuality

CLE9026 The Everyday Culture of the Web
CLE9028 Sexual Cultures in Asia
ENG3003 Language, Gender and Sexuality
HST3256 Critical Intersections in U.S. History since 1865: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (titled as History of the United States since 1865 in 2018-19 or before)
POL3013 Gender & Politics
SOC4002 Gender and Society
TRA4307 Gender, Language and Translation
VIS4311 Women, Art and Society in China

Old Minor Programme Structure*

Required Course (3 credits)

CUS3215 Gender and Cultural Politics

Elective Courses (12 credits)
(Choose 4 courses, at least 1 course from each of the 2 groups listed below.)

Gender and Sexuality in Cultural Politics

CLE9026 The Everyday Culture of the Web
CLE9028 Sexual Cultures in Asia
CUS3004 Media, Gender, and Sexuality (from 2019-20)
CUS3014 Sexuality and Cultural Politics (titled as Sexuality Studies in 2018-19 or before)
CUS3132 Gender and Sexuality in Comparative Perspective (titled as Cultural Transformation in Modern China in 2018-19 or before)
CUS3309 Film, Gender & Sexuality (titled as Film and Cinema Studies in 2018-19 or before)
CUS3350 Power and Body in Performing Arts (titled as Power and Body in the Performing Arts in 2018-19 or before)

Gender and Sexuality

ENG3003 Language, Gender and Sexuality
HST3008 Gender and Sexuality in History
HST3010 Gender and Religion in History
HST3256 Critical Intersections in U.S. History since 1865: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (titled as History of the United States since 1865 in 2018-19 or before)
HST4006 Gender and the British Empire
SOC4002 Gender and Society
TRA3221 Topics in Bilingual Studies: Love in Chinese and Western Literatures
TRA4307 Gender, Language and Translation

* Students, who intake before 2021 - 2022, are allowed to follow either the old programme structure of minor or the new programme structure .