May be taken as a Gender Studies unit
This unit considers how culture and social structures shape reproduction. We will examine the contested meanings of reproduction, including how individuals plan for and experience reproduction, how social meanings influence biological understandings of reproduction, and social understandings of who should and should not reproduce (and under what circumstances).
This unit will also consider social policy issues related to reproduction in Australia and abroad. Drawing upon contemporary sociological and feminist scholarship, films, images, and discussions, we will explore a range of topics including (in)fertility, menstruation, reproductive technologies, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and fatherhood.
|Unit name||Sociology of Reproduction|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
1 x 2 hour lecture weekly, 1 hour tutorial fortnightly
word essay (25%),
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