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Frequently Asked Questions

1.    Q: When will the Gender Studies Concentration required course be offered?
      A: The required course “Gender, Society, Culture” will be offered once every academic year in semester 2 (except AY2018/19). 


2.    Q: I took a gender-related course in Semester 1, 2016/17, will it be counted toward the Gender Studies Concentration?
      A: The Gender Studies Concentration will update its elective course list each semester. Only courses taken in or after Semester 2, 2016/17 are counted toward the Concentration. 


3.    Q: May I double count my major elective course as a Gender Studies Concentration elective course?
       A: We are pleased to inform you that double-counting of courses for the Gender Studies Concentration was approved by the Senate, at its 3rd meeting (2017/18) held on 12 February 2018. The following items will apply with retroactive effect from Semester 2 of AY2016/17.


1). If a GSC elective course is also listed under the required courses of a major, it may be doubly counted towards the GSC and the major. (maximum six units)

2). If a GSC elective course is also listed under the elective courses of a major, it may be doubly counted towards the GSC and the major.  (maximum six units) 

4.    Q: I will graduate in Semester 2, 2016/17, am I qualified to claim the Gender Studies Concentration before I graduate?
       A: As the required course will not be offered until Semester 2, AY2017/18, the graduate class of 2017 unfortunately will not be able to claim the Concentration. The graduate class of 2018 will be the first cohort eligible to claim the Concentration provided they fulfill the Concentration requirements.


5.    Q: I fulfilled the Gender Studies Concentration requirements, when shall I claim it?
      A: Students who have successfully accumulated 21 units required by the concentration programme may apply for graduation with concentration in March of their final year.

Further Study Prospects

Further study in the humanities and social sciences subjects, including in linguistics, literature, cultural studies, history, philosophy, translation, education, law, sociology, and social work in universities from Hong Kong and abroad.

Possible Career Prospects 

Governmental programs, legal infrastructures, NGO-led initiatives, cultural programmes, the financial industry, education, communication, tourism, etc.

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