HSRV407-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)

The Policies and Politics of Sex

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


This course provides students with an interest in human service practice the opportunity to investigate shifting socio-cultural constructions of sexuality with an emphasis on the contradictions and complexities in the social regulation of sexuality and the contours of state control. Issues relating to human service practice explored in the course include: reproductive rights; law reforms, queer culture and homophobia; local and international control of prostitution; the emergence of sexual rights; pornography and eroticism; sex education and the hidden curriculum; sex and harassment; sexual violence; safe sex and the HIV/AIDS era; sexuality and ageing; cultural sexualities; the medicalisation of sexuality and the transgendered body.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.


Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Zoom
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator

Maria-Victoria Perez Y Perez


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Literature Review 16 Aug 2021 30%
Discussion Post 27 Aug 2021 10%
Presentation 20% Due date to be confirmed
Essay 22 Oct 2021 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,905.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All HSRV407 Occurrences

  • HSRV407-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance) - Not Offered
  • HSRV407-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)