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RLST3605: Sex, Desire and the Sacred

2024 unit information

This unit examines the relation between sexuality, desire, gender and the sacred as presented in a diverse range of religious traditions; mysticism; tantra; cults of virginity and abstinence; sacred androgyny; philosophy of religion approach to gender and ontology, epistemology and ethics; cultural difference as it pertains to issues of religion and sexuality.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Studies in Religion

Code RLST3605
Academic unit Studies in Religion
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Develop skills in critical thinking and disciplinary knowledge
  • LO2. Increase knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity and difference
  • LO3. Develop skills in oral and written communication
  • LO4. Increase capacity for interdisciplinary analysis
  • LO5. Utilise knowledge and analysis skills in understanding and participating in the contemporary world

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

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