Sexualities / Intersections (L4062A)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

Sexuality and sexual politics are central to social life. On this module, you will explore, assess and apply intersectional and queer approaches to issues surrounding sexuality and its entanglement with gender, race, ability and other vectors of power. You will engage with cases of sexual politics, from LGBT demands for rights and inclusion, to queer anti-assimilation activism, to LGBT asylum seeker claims.

These cases, together with theoretical and empirical endeavours around topics such as sexuality, space and the body; homonationalism; sexual violence; compulsory heterosexuality and homonormativity, will enable you to analyse the social importance of the intersections of sexuality from a sociological perspective. You will be invited to apply your learning to your own empirical research and lived experience.


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 30 hours of contact time and 270 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.