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Sexualising Society: Sociology of Sex (SOCI20017)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeSOCI20017
Semester 1
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Sex and sexuality are core dimensions of social life. Sociologists have long investigated how sex captures and reflects social norms and practices. This subject will introduce students to core concepts in the theoretical, empirical and anatomical approaches to the sociology of sex. The subject will include but is not limited to, sexual identities, sexual practice and sex as a manifestation of power.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Demonstrate a sociological understanding of contemporary sociological understandings of sex, sexualities and intimacy;
  • Have a good understanding of the different dimensions involved in sociology of sex;
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply sociological theories, concepts and evidence to the analyse sources of the sociology of sex;
  • Be able to communicate sociological analyses of inequality using both oral and written formats.

Generic skills

  • Oral communication; written communication;
  • Collaborative learning; problem solving; team work;
  • Statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice;
  • Interpretation and analysis; critical thinking;
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

Last updated: 19 July 2019