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
AGS200 or with approval of the unit chair
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 equivalent to: 1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week
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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Identify and critically reflect on key theoretical approaches in the contemporary study of sexuality and gender
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Apply theoretical resources to plan a research project, synthesizing theoretical, empirical and/or historical knowledge to generate a research hypothesis and methodology
GLO5: Problem solving
Curate relevant theoretical resources to persuasively argue a critical position in relation to a contemporary issue connected to an expression or experience of gender and/or sexuality understood in relevant local and global contexts
GLO8: Global citizenship
Develop teamwork skills in relation to critical reflection and research regarding sex, gender and sexuality and participation in relevant discussions
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual) - A plan for an imaginary research project
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Research Essay
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.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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