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Love, Family and Sexuality: East–West Comparison

Enrolment code: HGA212/312

Offered: not offered in 2003

Special note: may be taken as a Women’s Studies unit

Unit description:

All civilisations develop preferred interpretations of the relationships between love, sexuality and family, privileging some of these relationships and marginalising others. The unit outlines western-based developments in and explanations of these relationships in a comparative exploration with a number of specific Asian socio-cultural examples. Theoretical debates on family and on sexual identity are examined to see how well they explain the social and cultural diversity encountered, as well as the changes currently taking place in these various societies. The unit also critically reviews the processes by which some western accounts continue to use notions of family and of sexuality to exoticise Asian social relations and values.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv  
Mutual exclusions HMA252/352, HAF212/312  
Assessment mode 3,000-word assignment (40%), final 2-hr exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] Sociology
Women's Studies
Asian Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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