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Undergraduate | GRF-HSY204 | 2024

Histories of Sexuality

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Turn the pages of time in the history of sex and sexuality. Cover sexology, romantic friendships, prophylaxis and queer lives – spanning from ancient times through to today. Explore how gender, class and ethnicity comes into play in intimacy.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 15 July 2024
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About this subject

  • At the completion of this unit you will be able to:

    1. Understand patterns, trends, and themes in the history of sexuality
    2. Contextualize sex and sexuality within wider social, political and economic settings
    3. Explain diverse historical, cultural and political perspectives sensitively and ethically 
    4.  Develop sustained, logical and informed scholarship about histories of the body, gender, sex and sexuality 
    5. Locate and interpret primary sources and material culture

Entry requirements


This is a Level 2 subject. Completion of at least one Level 1 History subject or cognate subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Student feedback

5 student respondents between: 21 Oct 2022 - 20 Feb 2023.

80%of students felt the study load was manageable

80%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Arts

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