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21st Century Sexualities
FGSS 301
Spring 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SOC 301

Although the title of this course refers to 21st century sexualities, we have to know something about the sexualities--the theories, the practices--of other centuries before thinking about what lies in store for sexual identity, desire, intimate practices (both public and private), and representation of all of these in the 21st century. In this course, therefore, we will look at some of the more famous theories and theoretical perspectives on sexuality from the last two centuries in order to prepare the way for our studies of the phenomenology of contemporary and future sexualities. And while gender constructs and categories tend to dominate "discourses of desire," this course will interrogate that notion; the notion that sexual desire primarily directs itself (or ought to) towards gendered bodies--whether those bodies are conventionally or unconventionally gendered. Our reading and reflections will also focus on cross-cultural sexualities and what we might think of as transnational sexualities.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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