SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Sociology

Course Number: 
253
Institution: 
Smith College
This course examines sexuality from a sociological perspective, focusing on how sexuality is constructed by and structures major social institutions. We will examine the social construction of individual and collective identities, norms and behaviors, discourses, institutional regulation, and the place of sexuality in the state, education, science, and other institutions, and social movements. Consideration of gender, race, class, time, and place will be integrated throughout. Topics include the social construction of sexual desire and practice, sexuality and labor, reproduction, science, technology, sexuality and the state, sexuality education, globalization, commodification, and social movements for sexual purity, sexual freedom, and against sexual violence. Enrollment limited to 35.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
39977-S13

Course Sections

SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Nancy Whittier

nwhittie@smith.edu

TTh 10:30-11:50

SEELYE 312