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Global Perspectives on Gender, Sex and Sexuality (11146.1)

Level: Intermediate Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190314) - View

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This unit explores the diverse experiences of gender and sexuality focusing on the cultural experiences of people across the globe. It examines the intersection of sexual identity with race, class, and ethnicity. The unit will enable students to critically engage with the impact of socio-economic status and faith-based practices on the lived experiences of people. It will also examine popular representations and stereotypes around sexuality and gender roles. The unit will enable students to critically reflect on the representation of gendered bodies and its impact on the agency of people, by examining some cultural practices of past and present.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Debate and evaluate social construction of gender and sexuality identity across cultures;

2. Analyse the intersection of gender and sexuality with race, class, ethnicity and religion; and

3. Critically reflect on the impact of stereotypes and popular representations of gender and sexuality on people.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of 1.5 hour lecture and 1.5 hour tutorial on-campus per week.




11129 Cultures and Diversity.

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