AGS200 - Gender, Sexuality and Culture


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:



Students must complete four level 1 units



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class (online) per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including:
1 x 1-hour class (online) per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar or equivalent


From popular music to online pornography, from contemporary hook up cultures to the #metoo movement, and from sexualised advertising to cultural expectations about what types of bodies are desirable, everyday culture is saturated with different expressions and experiences of sex, gender and sexuality. This unit draws on cultural studies research into diverse experiences and expressions of sexuality and gender, to examine how culture, sexuality and gender are produced, lived and studied as embodied forms of knowledge. From the 'invention' of the teenager to subcultural youth studies of the 1970s, and from girl studies to contemporary digital cultures, this unit examines a wide variety of diverse cultural enactments and practices linked to young people, gender and sexuality.

The unit's focus on cultural studies of sexuality and gender is explored through a combination of creative, critical, theoretical and historical resources, including advertising, writing, screen texts, music, art,archival materials and cultural practices of everyday life.

For students studying the Gender and Sexuality Studies major sequence, this is one of four compulsory core units (the others are AGS101, AGS102, and AGS300). This unit is also available as an elective for students who are not studying the Gender and Sexuality Studies major sequence.

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