HISTORIES OF SEXUALITY: GENDER, POWER, PLEASURE AND THE BODY

HIS2SCS

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine histories of sexualities. We consider changing meanings assigned to sexed and gendered bodies and sexual behaviour and the emergence of sexual and gender categories and identities. We explore how the sexual and gendered body has been subject to social control and regulation. How did the state regulate sexuality and gender diversity? Why were some forms of sexuality and gender behaviour criminalized? What generated moral panics over sexuality? What role did the press play in sex scandals? We consider marriage, birth control, gendered sexual violence, influence of sexology and sexual reformers and nationalism, race and sexuality. We examine the formation of sexual sub-cultures and sexual liberation movements to current LGBTIQA politics and culture. Through analysing sexuality debates we examine shifting notions of transgression and deviance and explore sexuality, gender, power and resistance and the transformation of sexual cultures, ideas and practices.

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 60 credit points of level 1 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 900-word review essay; One 2,250-word research essay; tutorial activities including reading analysis, peer feedback and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
One 900-word review essay; One 2,250-word research essay; tutorial activities including reading analysis, peer feedback and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 900-word review essay; One 2,250-word research essay;
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials and be able to analyse historical evidence and changing representations of the past.

Activities:
One 900-word review essay; One 2,250-word research essay; tutorial activities including reading analysis, peer feedback and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

05. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline and show how history shapes the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures.

Activities:
One 900-word review essay; One 2,250-word research essay; tutorial activities including reading analysis, peer feedback and discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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