This course focuses on gender issues and representations of gender both in Australia and internationally. Students have the opportunity to research areas or issues, historical or contemporary, that interest them and that affect empowerment for the future. Students will also look at gender-based rights and roles in various contexts, including culture, and how these affect the choices men and women make. They will also explore the portrayal of gender in cultural texts, such as advertisements, film, stories, videogames and songs. While there will be an exploration into gender constructs throughout the course, one assessment will have a focus on issues that affect women, and will have a feminist lens.