Sexualities / Intimacies / Intersections (Spring) (L4062B)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

Sexualities and intimacies are central to social life involving our bodies, emotions, identities, desires/non-desires and our significant ‘others’. By exploring contemporary issues and debates surrounding sexualities and intimacies from intersectional, feminist and queer perspectives, this module will develop your understanding of how penalties and privileges our allocated to different bodies and practices.

We’ll examine the entanglements of sexualities and intimacies with gender, race, dis/ability and other vectors of power. These issues will be examined in relation to a range of topics such as:

  • sexualities and disabilities
  • sexual violence
  • compulsory heterosexuality and non-monogamies
  • asexualities
  • asylum seeking.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: