WOMENSTD 452 - Sexuality and Science
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: WOMENSTD 240/AMCULT 240; WOMENSTD 225/PSYCH 225; WOMENSTD/NURSING 220; PSYCH 230; or WOMENSTD 295/PSYCH 295.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This interdisciplinary course focuses on sexuality and science from two perspectives. We will discuss current biological and neuroscientific research about sexuality, as well as feminist scholarship on these topics and critical responses to this research. Topics will cover the intersections between biology (e.g., hormones, genetics, neural activity, psychophysiology, evolution, etc.), sexuality (e.g., desire, dysfunction, arousal, bisexuality, orgasm, same-sex sexuality, pleasure, etc.), and feminist/critical scholarship about this research (e.g., feminist science studies, queer theory, feminist psychology, medicalization, etc.). A class homepage will become available on CTools at the semester’s start.

Course Requirements:

Students will be evaluated on exams, group work, and research papers. This class will use a mixture of lecture and discussion.

Intended Audience:

Students are expected to have a background knowledge in women’s studies, sexuality, or biopsychology/neuroscience, but do not need proficiency in more than one of these fields.

Prerequisites: Any WS course OR Psych 111 or Psychology of Sexuality

Class Format:

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WOMENSTD 452 - Sexuality and Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
1LSA Gender & Hlth Minor
30Enrollment Management
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Please note: There are reserve caps on both sides of this cross-listed course -- Womenstd 452 and Psych 430. The reserve caps account for all 60 seats in the class. The psych reserve caps have been accounted for. The remaining spots on the Womenstd side are held for Women's Studies concentrators and gender and health minors. A waitlist will be initiated once the total enrollment reaches 60 . Please do not contact Prof. van Anders.
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