ANTH 2570 Sex, Gender and Sexuality: Beyond Nature vs. Nurture

Focusing on the complex interplay between biology and culture, this course uses evidence, concepts, theories and perspectives from the four fields of anthropology (biological, socio-cultural, linguistic, archaeological) to explore diverse patterns of sex, gender and sexuality amongst humans, human ancestors and non-human primates. This perspective will form the groundwork from which to critically evaluate discourses that reduce sex, gender and sexuality to a matter of nature alone; notions used to legitimize inequalities of sex and sexuality and pathologize non-normative sex, gender and sexualities. Adopting a social justice approach, we will explore contemporary struggles of self-determination in which sex, gender and sexuality are central. Some sections of this course are writing intensive. Course offered Fall and Spring Semesters. Cross Listed Course(s): WGS 2570
Credits: 3.0