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HSY4760 - The body, gender and history

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Michael Hau


Not offered in 2007


Concepts of masculinity, femininity, gender and the body in European and American history. Scientific and other ideas about the nature of sexual difference and embodiment, The question of how concerns about the body have become issues of importance in science and state policy, and how the regulation of bodies has been understood. Bodily efficiency in relation to sport, industry and other activities.


Students successfully completing this unit should have developed a knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and historical debates about sexual difference, gender and embodiment which have emerged in the last few years and an understanding of key concepts such as 'sexuality', 'masculinity', and 'femininity' in historical and cultural terms.


Research essay (5000 words) : 60%
Two seminar papers (2000 words each) : 40%

Contact hours

2-hour seminar per week


Undergraduate degree with a major in history, or permission from co-ordinator


HYM4960, HYM5960