Bodies, Sexualities, Identities

University of Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Bodies, Sexualities, Identities

  • Host University

    University of Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Gender Studies, Intercultural Development, Multicultural Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    12 credit points from (Gender and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    In this unit of study we will examine the ways in which feminist and other cultural theories have used bodies and sexualities in order to theorise difference and identity. The body and sexuality have been shown to be a major site for the operation of power in our society. We will look at how bodies and sexualities have given rise to critical understandings of identity. The unit of study will be devoted to working through some of the major theories of sexuality and embodiment, and the analysis of cultural practices.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.