Faculty of Arts
Gender Studies
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://genderstudies.hku.hk/975-2/gender-studies-major-minor/ https://genderstudies.hku.hk/975-2/gender-studies-major-minor/
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 72 36
What is it about? The Gender Studies Programme includes the study of gender as a subject and as a category of analysis. The subject gender includes gender relations and identities, women, and sexualities. As a category of analysis, gender interrogates cultural production, and social systems, intersecting with other categories of social difference, such as sexuality, race, ethnicity, class and ability, to critically analyse structures of knowledge and systems of power. The Gender Studies major/minor programme follows a structured academic core programme through which students learn about gender in the contexts of Hong Kong, the region, and the world. Students have the flexibility to explore gender as subject or as a mode of analysis through a range of courses in the Faculty of Arts, and in other faculties, such as Law and Education. The Gender Studies major/minor encourages hands-on learning, and majors are encouraged to pursue an internship.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Gender Studies programme, School of Humanities.

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
Grade C or above in GEND1001, and 12 credits of introductory courses from any Arts programmes.

Grade C or above in GEND1001.

For details, please check with the Gender Studies programme.
Career opportunities A major in Gender Studies will be prepared to bring the critical lens of their academic major to whatever career they choose, including NGOs or foundations, human resources, advertising, the creative sector, or in business leadership.
Further information https://genderstudies.hku.hk/
Contact T: 3917 4182
E: genderst@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.