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Histories of Sexuality: Gender, Power, Pleasure and the Body

Undergraduate | LTU-HIS3002 | 2024

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Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Histories of Sexuality: Gender, Power, Pleasure and the Body

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Understand key issues in the history of sexuality
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting the history of sexuality.
    3. Construct a sophisticated and evidence-based argument about historical sexual cultures.
    4. Research and interpret historical evidence about human sexual identity, experience and relations from a wide variety of primary and secondary materials to analyse changing representations of the past.
    5. Examine histories of sexuality by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline and show how history shapes the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures.

Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level one subjects.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed HIS2SCS (Histories of Sexuality : Gender, Power, Pleasure and the Body) are ineligible to enrol in this 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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