Units of Study

GCST2607 - Bodies, Sexualities, Identities

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jessica Joan Kean
Email: jessica.kean@sydney.edu.au

Description

In this unit of study we will examine the ways in which feminist and other cultural theories have used bodies and sexualities in order to theorise difference and identity. The body and sexuality have been shown to be a major site for the operation of power in our society. We will look at how bodies and sexualities have given rise to critical understandings of identity. The unit of study will be devoted to working through some of the major theories of sexuality and embodiment, and the analysis of cultural practices.

Assessments

tutorial participation and exercises (10%), 1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x2500wd essay (50%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

WMST2007

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

GCST2607

Lecture

           

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