2017 Winter School Subject List

Sex and Scandal (HSTY2629 )

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

There are no Instructor details available for this course.

(1) Prof Chris Hilliard - chris.hilliard@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 21 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 200 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisite: - 

    12 cp of Junior History or Ancient History units


What makes a scandal? This unit examines a number of sensational case studies from England, America and Australia, beginning with the outrage surrounding Marie-Antoinette and then weaving through the increasingly strait-laced nineteenth century, in which scandals abounded, destroying reputations, rulers and families.

It was not behaviour itself, but the ever-changing interpretations of behaviour that gave rise to condemnation and scandalised indignation.

Examining occasions when social rules have been flouted allows us to consider the ways in which such rules are themselves constituted, maintained and challenged.


1 x 2,500 word essay (50%) 1 x 2,000 word take-home exam (40%) Tutorial participation (10%)


Start Date: 03 Jul 2017     End Date: 21 Jul 2017

Lectures: Mon, Wed & Fri, 10:00 - 12:00

Tutorials: Mon, Wed, & Fri, 14:00 - 15:00


Lectures & Tutorials:

Mon (Wk 1 ONLY): Education Primary Maths Room 408

Mon (Wks 2 & 3) & ALL Wed & Fri: Carslaw Tutorial Room 360