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Aims and Objectives

Principal Module Aims

This course aims to introduce students to critical thinking about history of sexuality in its global context. Another goal is to denaturalize our notion of "normal," and learn how to queer the past. Finally, this course shows the students some of the key readings in the field, both older and newer, and presents fields of ongoing current research.

Learning Outcomes
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the key topics in history of sexuality.
  • generate ideas through the analysis of a broad range of primary source material relating to the history of sexuality, engaging with gender and queer theory in historical analysis.
  • analyze and evaluate the contributions made by existing scholarship, approaches and theories for the history of sexuality.
  • communicate ideas and findings, adapting to a range of situations, audiences and degrees of complexity.
  • act with limited supervision and direction within defined guidelines, accepting responsibility for achieving deadlines.