SEX, CRIME AND SCANDAL: HISTORY OF SEXUALITY

HIS2SCS

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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 Students will conduct a research project based on historical documents gaining valuable research skills.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 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of first-year history or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

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

02. Evaluate historians' lines of arguments and use of sources in relation to a particular historical problem, placing all in their contexts.

Activities:
Five 100-word tutorial reading analysis summaries One 1000-word historiographical review essay

03. Focussing on time and context, analyse continuity and change

Activities:
Five 100-word tutorial reading analysis summaries One 1000-word review essay One 2200-word research essay

04. In a team and/or individually, identify and assimilate primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of the past.

Activities:
One 1000-word review essay One 2200-word research essay

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

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