The Gender Agenda

Domain: English
Timetable: Trimester 1, 2 or 3
Length of Course: 1 Trimester

Course Information

What does it mean to be a woman today? What is it to be a man? What expectations does society place upon us and how are we “supposed” to fit traditional gender stereotypes? Where have these stereotypes even come from? And who defined male and female social norms in the first place?

If you’d like to investigate the answers to these questions, you need to enrol in in this class. In this unit you will examine the representations of women and men in film, culture and literature, observing how these roles have changed over time.

Through exploring texts such as film, music videos, static images, advertising, short stories and poetry, you can discover just what society’s gender agenda is.

Pathway Information




This course is further complimented by:

  • Literature (ATAR)
  • English (ATAR)
  • English (General)

Students undertaking this course may wish to consider tertiary studies in:

  • English and Literary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • English and Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Education

This course suits direct workforce entry into the following:

  • Administration
  • Copywriting
  • Education Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Writer
  • Marketing

Additional Information

Estimated Charges: $25