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Sexuality, Gender and Social Relations (6 points)


Leader: Ms Kirsten McLean

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will investigate the meaning and construction of sexuality and gender in Western culture, using a range of theoretical approaches; explore the relationship between sexuality and gender; investigate the regulation and control of sexuality and gender through a variety of social institutions; explore a range of both traditional and controversial areas where sexuality, gender and society interact; and examine the cultural representation of gender and sexuality and the impacts of these representations.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words): 50% + Position Paper (1000 words): 25% + Test (1 hour, equiv. to 1000 words): 25%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Sociology or permission

Prohibitions: SCY3031

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