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ANT 200 - Women, Gender(s) and Sexuality

An interdisciplinary and cross-cultural introduction to the perspectives and core concerns pertaining to gender, sexuality and women's studies.  Students will explore how gender is socially constructed in global societies and how gender orders our everyday lives-our sense of self, our friendships, romances, conversations, clothing, body image, entertainment, work, sexuality, and parenthood.  The primary goals of this course are to familiarize students with core theories and qualitative and quantitative methods of social science disciplines such as sociology and anthropology as applied in women's and gender studies, both historical and contemporary.

Credits: 3
SOC 200
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and engage with central debates in the field of women's, gender and sexuality studies.
  2. Define and apply basic terms and concepts central to this field of scholarly study.
  3. Apply the major theoretical approaches used by sociologists and anthropologists for the analysis of issues relevant to women's, gender and sexuality studies.
  4. Identify themes related to women's, gender and sexuality across cultures within various historical periods.
  5. Communicate effectively about women's, gender and sexuality issues in written word and oral speech based on scholarly sources.
  6. Identify the steps in the scientific method and research methods used by sociologists and anthropologists to collect, analyze and report the empirical research that contributes to the scholarly literature relevant to women's, gender and sexuality studies.

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