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COMN11-190: Gender Communication


It is essential to understand how to communicate effectively with each other in order to achieve a successful professional and personal life. Through current research and examining social practices, this subject focuses on male-female communication; definitions of gender; biological and social influences on gender; effectiveness in personal relationships; gender issues in the workplace; media and cultural influences on gender stereotypes; education of children for a changing world; and gender-based violence. Students will develop skills in research and analysis based on studies of issues affecting women, men and those who identify with the LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersexed and queer) communities in the 21st century and examine changing gender roles and societal expectations. Relevant issues are actively explored through a number of means including film, digital and print media, music lyrics, humour, panel discussions, class question-and-answer sessions and much more.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Acquire a sound knowledge of social and cultural issues specifically relating to gender and has the ability to critically evaluate, manage, reflect on, integrate and apply knowledge.
2. Contribute to his/her chosen discipline or profession as an effective leader and as a member of collaborative, cooperative and successful teams.
3. Understanding of social context of gender from historical, socio-cultural and theoretical perspectives and is able to conceive strategies for managing gender based communication issues.
4. Research and critically evaluate findings to develop a balanced viewpoint and to frame coherent and persuasive arguments.
5. Communicate effectively within his/her profession, peer groups and the wider community.
6. Be aware of the standards, ethics and values of their discipline, in both the local and global context.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Last withdrawal?08/02/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019