Introduces students to the relationship between gender, sexuality and culture. It adopts a cultural studies approach to understanding the debates and issues surrounding gender and sexuality through a focus on identity, socio-legal contexts, media, place, culture and power.
1. Introduction and concepts
Sexuality and rights
Race and (dis)ability
Gender and work
4. Queer and Trans*
5. Censorship and sex
Social media and cinema
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||relate key issues and debates in gender and sexuality to their social and cultural contexts in contemporary society||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|2||critically evaluate how gender and sexuality are constructed in culture, society and the media||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|3||clearly and coherently articulate the impact of gender and sexuality on the life worlds of individuals and society||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|4||engage in constructive oral and written discussion that has a cultural studies approach||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|5||critically analyse different socio-legal, political and cultural viewpoints and arguments on a particular topic related to gender and sexuality.||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
Study Period 5
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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