Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

ANT3041 ST: Sexuality Across Cultures


This course will take a comparative approach to the study of contemporary sexuality, exploring the cultural variations in sexual expressions, social norms and conformity, practices and policies. It draws from anthropology and other social science disciplines, giving students a chance to observe how different fields approach a complex, cultural topic. The themes covered include sexuality education, religious and ethnic factors affecting sexuality, sexual behavior and patterns related to children and adolsecents, social-sexual identity, and rights and protections of sexual “minorities” across cultures. The course will operate in seminar format, requiring a significant amount of reading and informed, active discussion. Early in the semester, students will choose two cultures (in addition to their own) and, through guided independent research, they will gradually build an understanding of the similarities and differences among these three cultures as the semester proceeds. For the culmination of the course, students will create a paper and presentation comparing sexuality across these three cultures. Credits: 3.000

WRT 1012  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00