Have you considered these electives?

Do you have room in your course plan for an elective? One of these could be just the ticket!

Virtual Reality as Philosophy

Virtual Reality as Philosophy (PHI3VRP) discusses the philosophical significance of Virtual Reality (VR) and other related technologies (like Augmented Reality and Video Games).

These developing technologies raise many interesting ethical, social, metaphysical, and existential questions. This subject will introduce you to these issues and give you the conceptual tools to evaluate and analyse them, not only now but into the future as these technologies continue to change and evolve. Find out more here.

An online course on sexuality and sexual health

HLT1CSS (15 credit points)

In Semester 2, 2021, all La Trobe University undergraduate students are welcome to take the online elective: HLT1CSS: Contemporary Issues in Sex and Sexuality

  • Online course
  • 15 credit points
  • First year elective unit
  • Open to all La Trobe University Students
  • One-hour online seminar each week (Thursdays at 3 or 4pm)

This subject will introduce students to contemporary issues and debates relating to gender and sexuality, sexuality education and sexual health

This elective subject is open to all La Trobe University students and has relevance to students from a wide range of disciplines including public health, allied health, education, outdoor ed, community development, law, sociology, gender and sexuality studies and politics. Topics include:

  • the politics of desire, pleasure and love
  • sex and gender in contemporary life
  • sex and consent
  • the politics of sex education in Australia
  • global and local approaches to sexual health promotion and sexuality education
  • medicalisation of sexual and gendered bodies
  • approaches to sex and sexuality research.

Students are expected to complete weekly reading and online activities, approximately 2 hours per week and log in to a ‘live’ one-hour online seminar each week.

This unit is available to all La Trobe undergraduate students. It is run by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society in the School of Psychology and Public Health.

HLT1CSS: contemporary issues in sex and sexuality
Subject webpage
Contact: Dr Jennifer Power Jennifer.power@latrobe.edu.au