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Department of Gender Studies & Social Analysis (GSSA)

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Within the Department we offer a range of programs, including a Bachelor of Criminology and majors in Gender Studies, Sociology as well as Criminology.

Criminology is the study of crime and deviance as a social phenomenon. It aims to understand why people commit crimes and the social responses to it, including attempts at control.

Gender Studies explores the way society is organised around gender, from identities, sexualities and embodiment, to work, health, and popular culture. It examines femininities, masculinities, and the ways in which gender intersects with other dimensions of power, privilege and inequality, such as sexuality, race, ethnicity, citizenship, social class, age, ability, and colonial history.

Sociology is the study of the experience of everyday life, how society is organised and the social problems that arise. Sociologists think critically and imaginatively about a wide range of social issues, exploring the assumptions that lie behind key questions.

How Can I Study Criminology? Criminology can be studied as a Bachelor, major, minor or free choice elective.

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How Can I Study Gender Studies? Gender Studies can be studied as a major, minor or free choice elective.

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How Can I Study Sociology?Sociology can be studied as a major, minor or free choice elective.

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Specialise with Postgraduate Studies Find out more about our postgraduate opportunities and how to join our active postgraduate body of students.

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Department of Gender Studies
and Social Analysis
Address

Ground Floor, Napier Building, Room G18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

T: +61 8 8313 3737
F: +61 8 8313 4388
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