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Unit description

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.

Unit content

1. Introduction and concepts
Introduction
Gender
Performing genders

2. Sexualit(ies)
Sexuality and rights

3. Normativity
Race and (dis)ability
Gender and work

4. Queer and Trans*
Queer
Trans*

5. Censorship and sex
Social media and cinema

6. Futures
Future sex/gender

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1relate key issues and debates in gender and sexuality to their social and cultural contexts in contemporary societyIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
2critically evaluate how gender and sexuality are constructed in culture, society and the mediaIntellectual rigourCultural competence
3clearly and coherently articulate the impact of gender and sexuality on the life worlds of individuals and societyIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
4engage in constructive oral and written discussion that has a cultural studies approachIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
5critically analyse different socio-legal, political and cultural viewpoints and arguments on a particular topic related to gender and sexuality.Intellectual rigourCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. relate key issues and debates in gender and sexuality to their social and cultural contexts in contemporary society
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. critically evaluate how gender and sexuality are constructed in culture, society and the media
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. clearly and coherently articulate the impact of gender and sexuality on the life worlds of individuals and society
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. engage in constructive oral and written discussion that has a cultural studies approach
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: 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.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours  (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay30%
Essay40%
Participation30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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