SEX, CRIME AND SCANDAL: HISTORY OF SEXUALITY

HIS2SCS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine the history of sexualities in Australia. How did the state regulate sexuality? Why were some forms of sexuality criminalized? What generated moral panics over sexuality? What role did the press play in sex scandals? How has courtship and marriage changed? We consider birth control, sexual violence, the influence of sexology, the formation of sexual sub-cultures and sexual liberation movements and nationalism, race and sexuality. Through analysing debates about sexuality, we examine notions of transgression, 'deviance', 'perversion', power and resistance. Students will conduct a research project based on historical sources gaining valuable research skills.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year history or 15 credit points of first-year GSD subjects or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Sex Lives of Australians: A HistoryPrescribedBongiorno, FPENGUIN/BLACK INC, 2015

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.

Activities:
Work-in progress oral presentations; One 1000-word review essay; One 2000-word research essay; tutorial activities including reading analysis summaries and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting the past.

Activities:
One 1000-word review essay; One 2000-word research essay; tutorial activities including reading analysis summaries and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.

Activities:
Work-in progress oral presentations; One 1000-word review essay; One 2000-word research essay;
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials.

Activities:
One 1000-word review essay; One 2000-word research essay; tutorial activities including reading analysis summaries and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.

Activities:
One 1000-word review essay; One 2000-word research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.

Activities:
One 1000-word review essay; One 2000-word research essay; tutorial activities including reading analysis summaries and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

07. Identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in their study of history.

Activities:
Tutorial activities including reading analysis summaries and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

08. Show how history and historians shape the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures.

Activities:
One 1000-word review essay; One 2000-word research essay; tutorial activities including reading analysis summaries and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 16 - 16
One 3.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
one 2,000-word research essay55 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
tutorial activities (1000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 16 - 16
One 3.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
one 2,000-word research essay55 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
tutorial activities (1000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 16 - 16
One 3.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
one 2,000-word research essay55 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
tutorial activities (1000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08