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Gender, Sexuality and Society

While gender and sexuality often appear natural, this course investigates their social roots. Throughout the semester students explore the diverse ways in which gender and sexuality have been conceptualized, embodied, shaped, policed and transformed. Additionally, we examine the relationship between gender, sexuality, inequality and major social institutions including education, media, work and family. Finally, we explore the intersections of gender, sexuality, race and class as they relate to a variety of contemporary issues and controversies, including “hooking up,” marriage laws, gender-reassignment surgery and sex education.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0