SOC 2084 – Introduction to Sexuality Studies

An overview of contemporary sexual knowledge and politics, the social construction of sexuality, and social control of sexuality. Examines ways in which sexual desire and sexual practices are structured by social relations, and how sexual identities, expressions, and representations vary in time and space. Analyzes how sexuality intersects with other vectors of power such as gender, race, and class. Also covers representations of sexualities in the media, especially in television and film. Also listed as WGS-2014. IV