SOC-S 321 SEXUAL DIVERSITY (3 CR.)
Sociological examination of patterns and variations in several dimensions of human sexuality: sexual definitions, incidence of various behaviors, intensity of sexual response, sexual response, sexual object choice, and other modes of sexual expression.
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- Above class open to sophomores, juniors and seniors only
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
- COLL (CASE) Diversity in U.S. credit
Sexuality is fundamental to the social, cultural, economic, and political organization of society. A primary goal of this course is to introduce you to the theoretical perspectives, research methods, and empirical findings on sexuality in sociology, as well as to apply this empirical evidence to real-world experiences. This course is divided into three parts. Part I explores how sociologists approach the study of sexuality. We will pay close attention to social constructionist approaches to the study of sexuality. In Part II we will examine how sexuality shapes, and is shaped by, identities and institutional settings. We will apply the theories learned in the first part of the course to various social contexts including: the media, sport, schools, and family. Part III will focus on the regulation of sexuality in modern society. We will examine how social policies involving sexual health, the commodification of sex, and sexual violence impact social life in the world today. Students who take this course will hone their ability to: discuss sex and sexuality in a positive and inclusive manner and to critically analyze how sexuality shapes and is shaped by social interactions and contexts in our everyday lives.