GENDER AND SEXUALITY: CONTEMPORARY DEBATES

GSD2GES

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject builds upon and extends concepts relating to gender and sexuality established at the first year level. Drawing on the perspectives of key thinkers, we explore interpretations of how we 'do' and 'make' gender relations and sexualities in specific cultural and historical contexts. The subject aims to develop not only students' understanding of theoretical debates, but to encourage them to apply research and policy analysis skills to popular culture and to social and political movements and institutions. Specific issues discussed vary and may include contemporary debates on: 'raunch' culture and media representations; sexuality online; masculinities and men's movements; cosmetic and body alteration; legal inequalities and violence; reproduction; sexual citizenship; and struggles over discrimination, harassment and wage equity in the workforce.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn D'Cruz

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first-year GSDS or Sociology subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC2GES, SOC3GES, GSD3GES

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at second year level for Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies minor in the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply sociological concepts to understanding issues and debates regarding gender and sexuality

Activities:
Research Essay; Weekly on-line discussion blog
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

02. Produce a sustained, complex written argument about gender and sexuality theories

Activities:
Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing

03. Review gender studies theories and concepts

Activities:
Online quiz; Weekly on-line discussion blog
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research

04. Synthesise research and arguments about gender and sexuality

Activities:
Research Essay; Weekly on-line discussion blog
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

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