SEX, CRIME AND SCANDAL: HISTORY OF SEXUALITY

HIS3SCS

Not currently offered

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 Students will conduct a research project based on historical documents gaining valuable research skills.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 45 credit points of second-year history or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS21DA / HIS31DA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Sex Lives of Australians: A HistoryPrescribedBongiorno, FBLACK INC, 2012
ReadingsHistories of SexualityPreliminaryGarton, S.EQUINOX 2004
ReadingsMaking Sexual HistoryPreliminaryWeeks, J.POLITY PRESS 2000

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse ethical and/or cultural issues raised by research into a historical topic.

Activities:
Five 100-word tutorial reading analysis summaries Work-in progress oral presentations by EBL groups One 1000-word review essay One 2200-word research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

02. Analyse the balance of continuity and change in a past, and show how present contexts, including their own, can alter views of a past

Activities:
Five 100-word tutorial reading analysis summaries One 1000-word review essay One 2200-word research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Evaluate historians' lines of arguments and use of sources in relation to a particular historical problem, placing all in their contexts and reflecting on strengths and weaknesses of other historians' accounts.

Activities:
Five 100-word tutorial reading analysis summaries One 1000-word historiographical review essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. In a team and individulally, identify and reflect on the use of primary and sources: the student's own, and other historians'

Activities:
Work-in progress oral presentations by EBL groups One 1000-word review essay One 2200-word research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. In a team and/or individually, produce an original historical work in response to a topic or debate.

Activities:
One 2200-word research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

06. In a team and/or individually, write a sustained historical argument or narrative.

Activities:
One 1000-word review essay One 2200-word research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

07. In a team and/or individually, write or present orally or in multimedia an aspect of the past offering a sustained narrative, referenced in accomplished ways, assimiliating many secondary and primary sources.

Activities:
Work-in progress oral presentations by EBL groups One 2200-word research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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