University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ANTH 2054 - The Sexual Body

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: ANTH 2016, ANTH 3016
Assessment: 1200 word journal (30%), 1500 word major essay (40%), Oral team seminar presentation (20%), participation (10%)
Syllabus:

This course explores how sexuality is understood and experienced cross-culturally. Utilising a variety of historical and cross-cultural frameworks and examples, it will investigate some central theories of sexuality in order to locate particular ideological, political, economic, religious, global and other influences on conceptualisations of human sexuality. In particular, it will examine ethnographic research that questions the 'natural' or given qualities of sexual bodies, identities, ideas and practices. In order to do this, the course will also examine what are often characterised as sexual abnormalities or aberrations in our own and other cultures, such as third genders and homosexual practices. The course will focus on taken for granted aspects of sexuality, especially those assumptions about gendered roles in sexual practices and ideas, the ways in which these may become naturalised, and how anthropology may provide useful ways to critically explore the corporeal and cultural bases of ideas and practices of sexuality. Finally, the course will explore the various ethical and practical problems that anthropologists of sexuality have encountered in specific ethnographic research, and the ways in which they have been able to shed light on more general problems in ethnographic research pertaining to power, reflexivity, and anthropological methodologies and theories.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11428 LE01 75 30 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11429 SE02 25 11 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
11431 SE03 25 9 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
11432 SE01 25 10 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 11am - 1pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 11am - 1pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room