Global sex: the travels of desires, identities and politics
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-VSB9047
Credits (ECTS)5
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Gender Studies;
dr. S.P. Dudink
Other course modules lecturer
dr. S.P. Dudink
Other course modules lecturer
Contactperson for the course
dr. S.P. Dudink
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
PER4  (15/04/2019 to 12/07/2019)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
  • Students will be introduced to central themes in the literature on globalisation and will be able to connect these to issues related to sexuality.
  • Students will learn to link current socio-cultural and political developments concerning sexuality to aspects of processes of globalisation.

If the world is becoming a global village, how does this affect the world's sexuality? This course starts from the assumption that globalisation affects all areas of life, including that of sexuality. We will discuss the impact of globalization on sexual desires and practices (sex tourism for instance), sexual identities (the emergence of global lesbian and gay identities) and politics concerning sexuality (HIV/AIDS campaigns, human rights, trafficking). Throughout the course central themes from the literature on globalisation will be taken up and connected to case studies on sexuality.

Assumed previous knowledge
At least a full year of prior study in the social sciences or humanities is recommended.

Required materials
Articles/texts to read
Literature is available a week before the start of the course on a USB flash drive (bring a laptop!) at Thomas van Aquinostraat 8.02.10

Instructional modes
Lecture and Seminars
Attendance MandatoryYes

Combination of lectures and seminars

Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock PER4, Block PER4