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GCST3633: Sexualities and Cultural Transformation

2022 unit information

This unit draws on and extends prior learning in gender studies and enables students to formulate innovative research projects in a variety of areas relating to sexualities and their transformation, including the history of sexuality, theory, sexual research methods, narrative, archives, affect, kinship and space. The unit engages those research perspectives and interdisciplinary methodologies from across the social sciences and humanities that coalesce as queer theory.

Unit details and rules

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Gender and Cultural Studies

Code GCST3633
Academic unit Gender and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Gender Studies
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. demonstrate a deep knowledge of key theorists and debates in queer theory and sexuality studies
  • LO2. identify, summarise and analyse issues pertinent to conceptual debates in queer theory and sexuality studies
  • LO3. identify and apply relevant interdisciplinary methodologies to the study of textual or material case studies in which sexuality is explicitly or implicitly engaged
  • LO4. collaborate with peers in the gathering, analysis and reporting of original research data
  • LO5. conceptualise a research question that can be meaningfully investigated within the constraints of a 4000-word essay or equivalent research dossier

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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