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

HIS2SCS

2021

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOne 900-word review essay; One 2,250-word research essay; tutorial activities including reading analysis, peer feedback and discussion.

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Sex Lives of Australians: A History

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBongiorno, F

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPENGUIN/BLACK INC

ISBN9781863957076

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
02. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting the past.
03. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.
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.
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.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.
Lecture also available online via LMS/Echo.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-words essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2,250-words research essay Students are expected to share their preliminary and draft versions of their research essay in the tutorial.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial activities (1,250-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.
Lecture also available online via LMS/Echo.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-words essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2,250-words research essay Students are expected to share their preliminary and draft versions of their research essay in the tutorial.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial activities (1,250-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lecture also available online via LMS/Echo.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-words essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2,250-words research essay Students are expected to share their preliminary and draft versions of their research essay in the tutorial.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial activities (1,250-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.
Lecture also available online via LMS/Echo.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-words essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2,250-words research essay Students are expected to share their preliminary and draft versions of their research essay in the tutorial.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial activities (1,250-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.
Lecture also available online via LMS/Echo.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-words essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2,250-words research essay Students are expected to share their preliminary and draft versions of their research essay in the tutorial.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial activities (1,250-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4