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2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

GSWS 306 - Sex, Gender, Sexuality


Credits: (3)
College Curriculum: COLL 350
This course traces the ways anthropologists have studied gender and sexuality in societies around the world and at home, looking at how their findings have contributed to and problematized wider societal understandings of gender and sexuality. The course begins by discussing different perspectives on sex, gender, and sexuality, highlighting the advantages of an anthropologically-oriented approach. With this disciplinary framing built into the course, it is not necessary for students to have taken the Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course as a prerequisite.

In order to understand the complexities of sex, gender, and sexuality, this course draws upon black feminist and postcolonial perspectives and centers questions about difference, equity, and justice. We will consider cases from the United States and globally in order to understand how race, class, gender, sex, and sexuality are constructed, experienced, and contested both historically and today. Throughout the course, we will prioritize critical analyses of power, privilege, and inequality.
Cross-listed with: ANTH 306