This advanced, upper-level special topics seminar offers an interdisciplinary approach to sexuality in light of a religious belief, legal code, medical construction, social movement, or cultural representation, and recognizes these as historically variable and culturally specific. It acquaints students with the history of sexuality and contributions made by feminist and queer theory to understanding the formation of sexual identities.
Intended audience: Upper-level Women's Studies students.
Course Requirements: Assignments vary depending on instructor, but would typically include two 10-page papers, a class presentation, and a final exam. Additional work will be assigned to graduate students.
Class Format: 3 hours per week in seminar format.