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ASC287 - Love, Sex and Relationships

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Jacobs




Incompatible with:

ASC387, ASC487

Contact hours:

Burwood & Waurn Ponds: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Warrnambool: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


In the last quarter of the 20th century, major shifts in the structure of families have occurred in Australia and other Western countries. A number of trends such as changes to fertility rates, rates of marriage, remarriage and divorce and the growth of single households have had a major impact on the composition of families and the recasting of intimate relationships.

As a consequence there is now a great deal of diversity in people's living arrangements.

The unit comprises four modules which focus upon unheralded changes in the definitions of families, sexuality and caring relationships in the context of the sociological imagination, sociological theories of gender and relationships, sexuality and emotion and the blurring of public/private boundaries in everyday life.


One research assignment (2000 words) 40%,

One examination 40%,

Seminar activities 20%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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