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HSY2410 - History of Sexuality 1800 - to the Present

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Barbara Caine


Not offered in 2007


This unit will examine the changing nature of sexuality in Australia, Britain and North America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The main topics will be the construction of masculinity and femininity, courtship and marriage, family and kinship, birth control, regulation in the private and public spheres, heterosexuality and homosexuality, the theorisation of sex, sexual reformers and sexual liberation movements.


Document exercise (1000 words): 20%
Essay (2500 words): 40%
Test (1000 words): 30%
Tutorial participation: 10%

Contact hours

2-3 hours of lectures and tutorials per week


A first-year sequence in History or permission