Constructing Sexuality (Aut) (L4058A)
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 5
This module will explore and analyse theories of sexuality and sexual politics, both historically and across cultures, and current debates within feminism and postmodernism. Connections will also be made between lived experiences and cultural representations and expectations. The module will explore theories concerning the social construction of gender, biological essentialism, patriarchy, the conceptualisations of the identity 'woman' and 'man', sexuality and sexual practices and the ways these are affected by class, race, disability and age.
The module will explore theoretical issues within the following themes: pre-20th century legal, medical and scientific constructions of sexuality; the development of theories since the 1960s; current debates relating to sexuality such as heterosexual/homosexual/lesbian/bisexual identities; femininities and masculinities; love and romance and pornography.
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Essay||T1 Week 12||100.00%|
|Unseen Examination||Mid Year Assessment||50.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Autumn Teaching||LECTURE||1 hour||111111111111|
|Autumn Teaching||SEMINAR||1 hour||111111111111|
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Dr Ben Fincham
Convenor, Assess convenor
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