SOC 595 - Topics in Sociology
Fall 2023, Section 002 - Race & Sexuality
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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In this seminar, we will conduct a historical sociological inquiry of Power in Western modernity. Our entry point will be sexuality & violence, which is a significant departure from conventional scholarship. Uncovering the foundational role of Sexuality in (re)producing power and inequality will necessarily also reveal how those in power instrumentalize violence to (re)produce Power. By the semester's end, you will be capable of meeting our

Course Objectives:

  1. Elucidate how ownership of Sexuality is the currency of Power
  2. Detail the relationship between Sexuality and the "Color Line"
  3. Explain how the "Color Line" has defined Power & Violence in Western & U.S. modernity
  4. Illustrate how Violence is the mechanism for (re)making the boundaries of Sexuality, Race, and Gender


SOC 595 - Topics in Sociology
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
 In Person
9Graduate Standing
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
003 (SEM)
 In Person
9Graduate Standing
Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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