Courses & Units

Fashioning the Body FST307

Note:

May be taken as a Gender Studies unit. This unit is offered only in odd numbered years.

Introduction

In contemporary Western culture, great emphasis is placed on physical appearance as a vehicle for defining who we are. For this reason it has become an important area of investigation by both social theorists and artists.

This unit focuses on the body as a site of cultural transformation, investigating the various ways in which the body has been moulded and adorned in accordance with culturally defined ideals. It covers such topics as facial decoration, hairstyling, tattooing, scarification, the slender body, the muscular body, cosmetic surgery, and male and female dress.

This unit will be taught through a series of illustrated lectures that analyse both historical and recent examples of how the body has been fashioned. While the focus is on Western culture, some reference is made to body modification practices in other cultures to provide a point of comparison. Tutorials will provide the opportunity for a more in depth focus on the issues introduced in the lectures.

Summary

Unit name Fashioning the Body
Unit code FST307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Dr Llewellyn Negrin

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 100301

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Requisites

Prerequisites

FST102 or two introductory level Gender Studies units

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

FST207

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1-hr lecture, 1-hr Art Forum, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)

Assessment

2,500-word essay (50%), 1,750-word short essay (35%), tutorial presentation (15%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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