Undergraduate Seminar: Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
Description: Seminar, three hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Sexuality is important site for enactment of gender and gender identity. Sexual preference and sexual behavior can also form basis for social identity, repression, discrimination, and privilege, independent of gender. Social factors such as social class, ethnicity, generation, and networks shape our sexual practices and choice of partners. Reading and writing about variety of original sociological, historical, and anthropological texts and development of culminating project. Letter grading.