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Units in Gender and Cultural Studies majors

GCST2604 - Sex, Violence and Transgression

Summer Early, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kate Therese O'halloran


Violence is one of the most prevalent themes in popular culture and public discourse today. It shapes our lives in all sorts of ways, both real and imagined. Incorporating concepts and theoretical tools from gender and cultural studies, this unit will examine the construction and representation of violence in relation to sexuality, transgression, difference and power.


1x2000wd case study (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exam (40%), online participation (20%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013



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