CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SEX AND SEXUALITY

HLT1CSS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will introduce students to contemporary issues and debates relating to gender and sexuality, particularly with respect to sexual health and wellbeing. The subject will cover core theoretical approaches to understanding gender and sexuality. It will also engage students in discussion and debate about contemporary issues such as: sex and consent, gender roles in contemporary life, the politics of desire and pleasure, global and local approaches to sexual health promotion, the politics of sex education, the medicalisation of sexual and gendered bodies, and the politics of sexuality research. This elective subject is open to, and will be of relevance to, students from a wide range of disciplines including public health, allied health, community development, law and humanities. Students are expected to complete weekly reading and online activities, approximately 2 hours per week. Students are also expected to log in to a 'live' one-hour online lecture on Thursdays at 4pm.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Power

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions There are 12 online lectures held during the semester as a weekly live lecture. All students enrolling in this subject are expected to attend these synchronous sessions during scheduled times.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise a range of cultural and historical perspectives, values and discourses through which sexuality is usually understood.

Activities:
Weekly participation in online discussion forum. Individual written work.

02. Analyse and critique current debates in relation to sexuality theory, sexual politics, sexual health and wellbeing, and sexual (re)presentation.

Activities:
Weekly participation in online discussion forum. Individual written work. Completion of weekly online activities.

03. Identify the effects of cultural and historical perspectives, values and discourses that underpin recent Australian studies on sexuality.

Activities:
Weekly participation in online discussion forum. Individual written work. Completion of weekly online activities.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Power

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Each week, students will be allocated reading material. They are expected to read the allocated material prior to the online lecture. Students are also expected to complete weekly online activities. Both the reading and online activities will be made available via LMS."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Attending weekly online lectures are part of the course requirements. All students are expected to attend. These take place on Thursday afternoons between 4-5 pm. Login details will be provided via LMS."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual reflection piece (equiv. to 750 words per member)30 01, 02
One individual 1,500 word portfolio50 01, 03
Participation in activities (equiv. 1700 words - forum posts) 20 01, 02, 03