This unit explores the evolution of scientific and popular ideas of female and male bodies and minds in modern America. It addresses questions such as: How did the sex binary develop? In what ways do social norms about gender inform medical understandings of health and disease? How has the female body in particular been medicalised and regulated?
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x 1.5 hours final exam (35%), 1x 500 wds essay proposal (10%), x tutorial participation (10%), 1x 2500 wds research essay (45%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American StudiesProhibitions