SOCI404-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Intimacy and Relationality in the Digital Era

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


We have become a 'sexual story telling culture'. The sociologist Kenneth Plummer wrote this in 1995 to describe a change in late twentieth century western cultures: a shift in sexual storytelling, which had been private, to a proliferation of increasingly public sexual narratives. This trend has only intensified in the past two decades. This course will explore the cultural landscape of contemporary sexual 'story telling' with attention to how this intersects with gender, ethnicity and age.

PLEASE NOTE: The course description IS NOT for this course.  The correct course description follows:

In this course we explore the ways in which new media technologies are increasingly intersecting with practices of intimacy and relationality. This will include attention the ways in which social media enable new forms of intimacy and connection, as well as how users employ technologies to create and negotiate new intimate belongings.


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 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Elsie Locke 313
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences Head of Department

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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All SOCI404 Occurrences

  • SOCI404-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021