WOMENSTD 348 - Sociology of Sexuality
Section: 201
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in Sociology.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Human sexuality is often thought of as a realm of experience outside of or unmarked by society. In contrast, this course introduces students to the myriad ways in which sexual desire and sexual activity are structured by social relations, and to the ways that sexuality, sexual practices, and sexual identities vary in time and space. Social scientific theories of sexuality are considered, and cross-cultural and historical accounts of sexual practices are reviewed. Other topics include the historical emergence and elaboration of forms of sexual desire (“sexualities” and categories of sexual orientation/preference), sexual subcultures and communities; relationships between sexual identity and sexual behavior; sexual hierarchies; sexual ethics; the political manipulation of sexuality; the institutional nature of heterosexuality; and the ways in which sexuality as a social institution intersects with hierarchies of race, class, and gender.

WOMENSTD 348 - Sociology of Sexuality
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201 (LEC)
TuWTh 6:00PM - 8:00PM
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