The study of sexuality is an emerging and dynamic area of research which grows out of a number of different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Sexuality Studies is a module in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities administered by the Departments of Classical Studies, English, Film Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy and Visual Arts, with the Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research as the lead unit.
- build critical awareness of issues related to sexuality across a number of disciplines
- differentiate between various discourses of sexuality
- identify historical and cultural factors which have shaped our ideas of sexuality
- compare and apply different theoretical approaches to sexuality studies
- understand how sexuality intersects with gender, race, class, age, ability, ethnicity etc.
- recognize how sexuality is socially and culturally produced
- consider how sexuality operates as a site of social control, both in the past and present
- explore the way sexuality intersects with a range of contemporary concerns (politics,
- health, media, cultural production etc.)
- develop their own areas of interest within the rubric of sexuality studies
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