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Fall 2021
May 17,2022
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ANTH 308 - GENDER AND SEXUALITY
This course examines the construction of gender and sexuality in cross-cultural perspective. We will examine the meanings of masculinity and femininity in different societies and how women's and men's lives are shaped by constructions of gender and sexuality. We begin the semester by exploring how societies create gender differences through body modification practices, the relationship between the categories of gender and sex, and the cultural construction of sexuality. Next we survey how differences in the organization of kinship, reproduction, labor and religion affect the construction of gender across cultures. In the third part of the course, we read an ethnography that shows how these various aspects of society shape the construction of gender and sexuality in one community. We conclude the course by considering international efforts to transform gender relations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Anthropology Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-INTL-Global Issues Conc, WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR ANTH 308

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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