2018 Winter School Subject List

Gender: Anthropological Studies (ANTH2623) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

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: 16 Jan 2018 
End Date: 08 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisite: - 

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


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: 16 Jan 2018     End Date: 08 Feb 2018

This will be an intensive course over four weeks and five full days equivalent to 36 teaching hours for the unit. On Weeks 1 to 3 there will be one Full day (Tuesday) & on Week 4 two Full days (Tuesday & Thursday).


Tues 09:30 - 17:45

Thurs (8th Feb only) 09:30 - 17:45


Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 404 (Tue 6th Feb 2018)

Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 405 (Thu 8th Feb 2018)


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