SEX, CRIME AND SCANDAL: HISTORY OF SEXUALITY

HIS3SCS

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 Students will conduct a research project based on historical documents gaining valuable research skills.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesFive 100-word tutorial reading analysis summaries Work-in progress oral presentations by EBL groups One 1000-word review essay One 2200-word research essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

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Readings

The Sex Lives of Australians: A History

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorBongiorno, F

Year2015

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PublisherBLACK INC

ISBN9781863957076

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Histories of Sexuality

Resource TypePrereading

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AuthorGarton, S.

Year2004

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PublisherEQUINOX

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Making Sexual History

Resource TypePrereading

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AuthorWeeks, J.

Year2000

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PublisherPOLITY PRESS

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse ethical and/or cultural issues raised by research into a historical topic.
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
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.
04. In a team and individually, identify and reflect on the use of primary and sources: the student's own, and other historians'
05. In a team and/or individually, produce an original historical work in response to a topic or debate.
06. In a team and/or individually, write a sustained historical argument or narrative.
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, assimilating many secondary and primary sources.

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