Officiating guests kick-start the new Gender Studies Concentration


主禮嘉賓主持性別研究專修課程的啟動禮

Professor John Erni (left) and Professor Clara Ho brief students about the Concentration at an information session after the launching ceremony


陳錦榮教授(左)和劉詠聰教授在啟動禮後的課程簡介會上向同學介紹性別研究專修的特色

Date: 16 Feb 2017 (Thursday)

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Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences jointly launch Gender Studies Concentration

文學院和社會科學院合辦性別研究專修課程

The Gender Studies Concentration, the University’s first inter-faculty concentration for undergraduate study, is being jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences starting from this semester. A ceremony was held on 13 February to mark the official launch of this innovative inter-disciplinary concentration.

The ceremony was officiated by Professor Ricky Wong, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), Professor Chen Zhi, Acting Dean of Arts, Professor Adrian Bailey, Dean of Social Sciences, Co-Chairs of the Gender Studies Concentration Management Committee Professor John Erni and Professor Clara Ho, and Mr Paul Lee, Associate Librarian.

The Gender Studies Concentration is open to all undergraduate students at HKBU. It aims at delivering a unique opportunity for students to add breadth to their major studies by exposing them to the way gender intersects with a variety of spheres of knowledge, power relations, and professional settings.

Through the Gender Studies Concentration, students will be able to analyse in a systematic manner the social and cultural construction of gender on their own and other contexts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. They will also be able to explain gender biases in society, knowledge, media, social justice, and everyday life, as well as research on how gender issues intersect with the hierarchies of class, ethnicity, sexuality, and with national and global formations, and so on.

An exhibition on the Gender Studies Concentration is being held at the University Library until 9 March.

由文學院及社會科學院聯合提供的大學首個跨學院本科專修課程──性別研究專修課程,在本學期正式推出,並在2月13日舉行啟動典禮。

典禮由協理副校長黃岳順教授、文學院署理院長陳致教授、社會科學院院長貝力行教授、性別研究專修委員會共同主席陳錦榮教授和劉詠聰教授,以及圖書館副館長李德寶先生主禮。

性別研究專修課程開放給所有浸大本科學生申請,旨在為學生拓展學術視野,學生可藉此探究性別與多樣領域的交匯關係,包括知識領域、權力關係領域以及工作場合。

通過性別研究專修課程,學生可以從多學科角度有系統地分析在香港以及其他環境下,性別的社會及文化結構,詮釋社會、知識、媒體、社會公義及日常生活中的性別偏見,以及研究性別議題與階級、民族、性取向、國家和全球結構等課題的關係。

性別研究專修的課程資料現正在大學圖書館展出至3月9日。