SOC 287 A: Introduction Of The Sociology Of Sexuality

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Summer Term: 
Full-term
Meeting Time: 
MW 1:10pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
LOW 114
SLN: 
13472
Instructor:
Sarah Diefendorf
Sarah Diefendorf

Syllabus Description:

Eakin's "The Swimming Hole" 1884 

SOC287: The Sociology of Sexuality

This course focuses on the ways in which sexual desires, identities, and practices are socially constructed. Through text, film, and class discussion, we will examine the social sources of sexuality, and will seek to understand how sexuality has influenced and is influenced by a variety of domains of society. Meanings of sexuality will be addressed at multiple levels--historical, structural, cultural, and personal--and across multiple domains--the life course, schools, college campuses, religious institutions, and political and moral debates.

 

 

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Catalog Description: 
Investigates sexuality on the basis of social construction of norms and values, within the context of gender, race, class, and sub-cultures and in the social control of sexuality and why it is so highly regulated. Looks for social rather than biological or personal explanations for why human sexuality is conceptualized or practiced in a certain way.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
July 22, 2016 - 9:12pm