AGS300 - Theories of Sex and Gender

Year: 2019 unit information
Offering information:

Commencing 2020 

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Daniel Marshall


AGS200 or with approval of the unit chair



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including: 1 x 1 hour Class per week (recordings provided) and 1 X 2 hour Seminar equivalent.


This unit completes the core sequence of units in the Gender and Sexuality Studies major which have focused on histories of, and contemporary approaches within, gender and sexuality studies. The unit focuses on innovative and influential theoretical approaches to the study of sexuality and gender across disciplines. It is divided into three modules (bodies, feelings, and practices). With reference to influential sexological, anthropological and psychoanalytic theories of sexuality and gender from the late nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, this unit contextualizes and deploys contemporary theoretical engagements with bodies, feelings and practices as understood through the prism of gender and sexuality. The unit will help prepare students for undertaking their own independent creative and critical work, as well as Honours study in the field.


Assessment 1: (Individual) - A plan for an imaginary research project (1600 words or equivalent) - 40%

Assessment 2: (Individual) - Research Essay (2400 words or equivalent) - 60%