Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3134: Queer Theory in the Global Context

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Aims

The module aims to showcase the centrality of sexuality to global and local processes of governance. It prioritizes intersectional analysis and complicates, rather than simplify, our understanding of the complex relationship of the body to larger socio-political and economic structures. Whilst being situated primarily at the intersection of gender and sexuality studies, the module embraces an overall decolonial methodology that prioritizes historicizing and contextualizing. The module places queer debates across and within distinct borders and times, and pushes for a multi-faceted understanding of what we loosely term politics, history or culture.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Understand the specificity and materiality of sexuality by anchoring it in diverse contexts
2. Become highly familiar with the theoretical reach and scope of queer theory
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Develop a critical vocabulary and working knowledge of sexuality debates beyond identity politics
4. discuss and analyse complex overlapping and intersection power structures
Personal and Key Skills5. Work independently and communicate clearly in writing and speaking
6. Confidently approach and engage in complex queer theoretical conversations