2018 Summer School Subject List

Gender:Anthropological Studies (ANTH2623) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Anthropology
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Ms Helen Fewster - helen.fewster@sydney.edu.au

(1) Ms Helen Fewster - helen.fewster@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 24 Jan 2017 
End Date: 14 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 04 Jan 2017 
Census date: 30 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 30 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisites - 

    18 Junior credit points, preferably 6 should include either ANTH1001 or ANTH1002

  2. Assumed Knowledge: - 



This unit explores the social and cultural dimensions of gender and sexuality in non-western societies. The main focus is the body in two interrelated senses. Firstly, how the body is culturally constructed by giving aspects of gender and sexuality meanings that do not simply reflect biology. Secondly, how bodies are socially constructed, for example through ritual. The relations of the dimensions of the body to the articulation of power and social change are also considered.


Tutorial Participation/Exercises 10%, Group Presentation 20% equivalent to 500 words, Written Report 35% 2,000 words, Reflective Learning Journal 35% equivalent to 2,000 words


Start Date: 24 Jan 2017     End Date: 14 Feb 2017

This will be an intensive course over four weeks and five full days equivalent to 36 teaching hours for the unit. On weeks one and two there will be one full day, week three two full days and week four one full day.


Tues & Thurs: 09:30 hrs - 17.45 hrs

only applicable to week three, Thurs Feb 9th.


Madsen Tutorial Room 315


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