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SOC 362 Sexualities (1)

This course will examine and challenge essentialist and biologically determinist perspectives regarding sexual identity, desire, and expression. It will use a sociological perspective to analyze social influences on sexuality and the consequences of the sexual stratification system in place in U.S. society. Particular attention will be placed on examining techniques of social control, sites of sexual injustice and oppression, and how sexual inequality is built into and stems from the structure of social institutions. Consideration will be given to how sexuality intersects and interacts with other social categories, such as race, class, ethnicity, age, ability, and gender.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences; World Engagement: PDE
  • Prerequisite: SOC 201 or any 100-level Sociology course
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Aguilar

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