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GEND102 Bodies, Sexualities and Selves

Experiences of bodies, sexuality and identity, and the connections between them, in contemporary and historical settings, using New Zealand and international examples.

This paper explores connections between gender, bodies, sexualities and identities. We ask how gender affects our experiences and how sex can be understood as a social phenomenon, rather than merely an individual one. We look at the past and present and speculate on the future. The paper looks at a range of viewpoints and case studies, examining such issues as the representation and regulation of bodies; reproductive bodies; socially ambiguous bodies; old and new forms of sexual identity and practice; debates around sexual morality; and cybersex. We also ask questions about the broader political significance of these issues.

Paper title Bodies, Sexualities and Selves
Paper code GEND102
Subject Gender Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This first-year paper is open to all students at Otago.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Associate Professor Chris Brickell
Paper Structure
Key topics:
  • Social bodies
  • Reproduction
  • Histories of sexuality
  • Contemporary debates around sexuality
Teaching Arrangements
There are two lectures per week and a weekly tutorial.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.There is a course reader.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper students should have a grasp of some of the complex interrelationships between bodies, sexualities and the construction of the self. Most importantly, students should have developed the ability to read critically and to articulate their ideas both verbally and in written form.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T3 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T4 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T5 Thursday 09:00-09:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T6 Thursday 12:00-12:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T7 Thursday 14:00-14:50 29-33, 36-39, 41

Experiences of bodies, sexuality and identity, and the connections between them, in contemporary and historical settings, using New Zealand and international examples.

This paper explores connections between gender, bodies, sexualities and identities. We ask how gender affects our experiences and how sex can be understood as a social phenomenon, rather than merely an individual one. We look at the past and present and speculate on the future. The paper looks at a range of viewpoints and case studies, examining such issues as the representation and regulation of bodies; reproductive bodies; socially ambiguous bodies; old and new forms of sexual identity and practice; debates around sexual morality; and cybersex. We also ask questions about the broader political significance of these issues.

Paper title Bodies, Sexualities and Selves
Paper code GEND102
Subject Gender Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This first-year paper is open to all students at Otago.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Associate Professor Chris Brickell
Paper Structure
Key topics:
  • Social bodies
  • Reproduction
  • Histories of sexuality
  • Contemporary debates around sexuality
Teaching Arrangements
There are two lectures per week and a weekly tutorial.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.There is a course reader.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper students should have a grasp of some of the complex interrelationships between bodies, sexualities and the construction of the self. Most importantly, students should have developed the ability to read critically and to articulate their ideas both verbally and in written form.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T3 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T4 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T5 Thursday 09:00-09:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T6 Thursday 12:00-12:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
T7 Thursday 14:00-14:50 29-33, 36-39, 41