2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week
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 will provide a detailed introduction to histories of sexuality and gender in Australia while also situating these histories in their broader international and cultural contexts. Through a critical engagement with histories of feminism, masculinities, heterosexuality and LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer) life, this unit will provide the student with an understanding of the historical emergence of different ways of understanding - and fighting over - sexual practices, sexuality and gender. For example, the unit will examine a variety of political topics, including feminist struggles, gay liberation, transgender rights and changing understandings of masculinity and the family. The unit's focus on histories of sexuality and gender will be explored through the use of a transdisciplinary combination of creative, critical, theoretical and historical resources, including literature, films, television, art, and archival materials.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Identify (and explain the contexts of) different historical expressions and experiences of gender and sexuality (e.g. femininity, masculinity, homosexuality and heterosexuality)
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3 Digital literacy
Critically reflect on histories of sexuality and gender, identifying changes and connections across different historical periods and different cultural/geographical locations
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
Analyse some key characteristics of, and events in, prominent histories of feminist and homosexual/LGBTIQ politics and culture
Critically reflect on histories of sexuality and gender, paying particular attention to questions of class, race, ability and citizenship status
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AGS102 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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