Gender and History

HIS30002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20


50 Credit points at Level 2

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with a critical understanding of the intersections between gender and culture in an historical context. With a particular emphasis on the construction of gender relations and identity in Australia, the unit critiques both traditional and post-gender analyses of patriarchy against the changing dynamics of diverse cultural norms and practice.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Engage in theoretical debates about the role of gender and culture in Australian history.
2. Critically evaluate post-gender arguments and consider their merit in relation to historical trends in Australia.
3. Construct a framework for understanding the role of culture in the creation of identities.
4. Produce a historiographical critique of the intersections of gender and culture and the role these have played in the development of Australian society and identity.

Courses with unit

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Arts (Professional): Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science