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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

WGS 2570 Sex, Gender and Sexuality


Focusing on the complex interplay between biology and culture, this course uses evidence, concepts, theories and perspectives from the four fields of anthropology (biological, socio-cultural, linguistic, archaeological) to explore diverse patterns of sex, gender and sexuality amongst humans, human ancestors and non-human primates. This perspective will form the groundwork from which to critically evaluate discourses that reduce sex, gender and sexuality to a matter of nature alone; notions used to legitimize inequalities of sex and sexuality and pathologize non-normative sex, gender and sexualities. Adopting a social justice approach, we will explore contemporary struggles of self-determination in which sex, gender and sexuality are central. Some sections of this course are writing intensive. Course offered Fall and Spring Semesters.
Credits: 3.0