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SOCI 203 - Sociology of Sexualities

FC SSCI CD
4 credits
Sociologists study the social origins of sexuality: how shared beliefs shape what we desire, what is taboo, or what shames us. Historical and cross-cultural research illuminates the way modern sexuality transformed systems of dating, marriage, homosexuality, government, economics, and racial classification. Following Freud, Foucault, and feminist and queer theorists, learn why sociologists are skeptical of essentialist explanations that rely on biology and favor theories that recognize sexuality as a diverse, ever-changing function of cultural institutions.

This course is cross-listed with GSFS-203



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