• Offered by School of Sociology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Gender Studies
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Public Health
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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This course investigates intersections between young people and sex across diverse disciplines and contexts. The course draws on gender studies, sociology, cultural studies and public health. It examines socio-biological understandings of young people and sexual development. It also explores education about sexuality, reproduction and consent. Technologies of sex are also explored in relation to sexting, robot babies and sexual negotiation online. The content interrogates key concepts in youth studies and sex including reproduction, development, agency and risk. The course also explores methodological and ethical issues in the study of young people and sex.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. understand and discuss key ideas related to young people, sex and development;
  2. analyse and apply interdisciplinary understandings of young people, sex and development;
  3. write cogently and critically about how young people and sex are mediated across diverse platforms and contexts;
  4. compare major theoretical debates about young people and sex; and
  5. critically analyse methodological and ethical issues associated with research related to young people and sex.

Indicative Assessment

Blog, 2 x 1125 word posts (22.5% each for a total of 45 %) Learning outcomes 1-4
Research Proposal Presentation, 750 words equivalent (15%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Essay, 2000 words (35%) Learning Outcomes 2-5
Tutorial Participation (5%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 34 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 10 hours of lectures; and 24 hours of tutorials; and
b) 96 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of Sociology (SOCY) or Gender (GEND) courses, or with permission of the convenor.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6828 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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