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SO323 - Sexuality, Power and Discourse

  • Module code: SO323
  • Module name: Sexuality, Power and Discourse
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module examines the role of social arrangements and discourses in the social construction of male and female sexualities in Britain. Medicine and law, for instance, have long been important in shaping sexualities, including the ways we understand sexual relationships and capacities for sexual pleasure. To these, new and contentious views about sexual identities and experiences have been contributed by the feminist, gay, lesbian and queer movements.

Principal learning outcomes

"Students who fully engage with the syllabus and complete the required course work will be able to: acquire and demonstrate understanding of the social character of sexuality; compare, contrast and assess a range of scholarly perspectives on sexuality, sexual identities and sexual practices; locate, retrieve, and assess a range of materials about sexuality in society; ? construct, present and discuss well-reasoned arguments about sexuality that take proper account of diverse intellectual problems, theoretical perspectives and respect for sexual diversity; identify and evaluate the relevance of sociological studies of sexuality to issues of social and public policy. "

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will be taught by weekly lectures and weekly, one-hour seminars.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/undergrad/current/progsandmods/modules/sas

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: SO323-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 3
Optional
  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L306) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (with Intercalated year) (ML14) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 2
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate French with Sociology (R1L3) - Year 4