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Fall 2022
Jul 01, 2022
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SOCI 3260 - Sociology of Sexualities
In this course, we will examine sexuality–defined as behavior + desire–using a sociological perspective. We will explore sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, and also consider how the biology of sex gets sociologically constructed, including the myriad ways sexual desire and sexual activity are structured by social relations. Cross-cultural and historical accounts of sexual practices and meanings will be considered, as well as the contemporary theories and research methods used in sexuality studies. The course also focuses on the ways in which sexuality in social institutions and identity intersects with other major hierarchies of privilege and inequality, specifically race, ethnicity, social class, and gender.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Sociology Department

Course Attributes:
Core: Diversity/Domestic, SFS/CULP Social Science, SFS/CULP Core, Mean Grade is Calculated, X-List: AMST, X-List: WGST

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