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GCST2607: Bodies, Sexualities, Identities

2024 unit information

In this unit of study we will examine the ways in which feminist and other cultural theories have used bodies and sexualities in order to theorise difference and identity. The body and sexuality have been shown to be a major site for the operation of power in our society. We will look at how bodies and sexualities have given rise to critical understandings of identity. The unit of study will be devoted to working through some of the major theories of sexuality and embodiment, and the analysis of cultural practices.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Gender and Cultural Studies

Code GCST2607
Academic unit Gender and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level including 6 credit points from Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Media Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Education, Political Economy, Psychology, Social Work, or Law
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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WMST2007
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand some of the key ways in which sexualities have been understood and theorised within the humanities and social sciences
  • LO2. evaluate and draw upon different sources of information in order to understand and analyse contemporary and historical sexualities
  • LO3. develop new ways of thinking about questions of sexuality, gender and identities
  • LO4. appreciate cultural, sexual and gender diversity
  • LO5. communicate and articulate complex critical and conceptual perspectives on bodies, sexualities and identities.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Intensive February 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive February 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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