CULT415-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Special Topic: Sexuality, Gender and Identity

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
End Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 27 July 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 12 October 2018


Special Topic: Sexuality, Gender and Identity

The course focus on ‘sexual storytelling’ will include persistent stories of, for example, heteronormativity and sexual violence, as well as emerging and potentially transformative stories such as polyamory and ‘slut walk’. The focus on sexual stories will enable students to explore the construction of sexual identities and practices across a number of sites (e.g. popular culture, social media, health promotion and violence prevention campaigns). In order to gain a theoretical understanding of the social construction of sexuality, we’ll look at Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality and how this has informed feminist poststructuralist and queer approaches to sexuality and gender (which underpin the course). Students will learn how to do a Foucauldian Discourse Analysis, enhance their individual and group presentation skills, and be able explore a topic of their interest in a research essay.


Subject to approval of the Programme Director.


Course Coordinator

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,811.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All CULT415 Occurrences

  • CULT415-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018