Intimacy, Love and Friendship (GCST2610)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit examines the representation and practices of intimate relations focusing especially on the intersection between intimacy and constructions of gender. Divided into three sections, the unit will examine theories of love and friendship, contemporary cultural representations of love, desire and friendship, and the ethics and politics of erotics. This unit will also examine new technologies of intimacy, and discuss their implications for gender and sexuality.

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Classes

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

Assessment

tutorial participation (10%), 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%), 1x1500wd essay (30%) and 1x2000wd final essay (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

Prohibitions

WMST2010

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