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2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ANT 200 - Women, Gender(s) and Sexuality

An exploration of the social construction of gender and sexuality in a variety of cultural contexts, including accommodations of non-binary gender identities and sexual practices.  We will study the concepts of gender ideology, gender identity, social identity, and the effects of other aspects of culture and social structures on the relative socioeconomic position of individuals.  Special attention is given to traditional and contemporary gender identities in the United States, and the ways that gender inequality and discrimination are maintained through cultural practice.  Students will use anthropological theories and methods to analyze gender and sexuality issues.

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. Describe major anthropological concepts and theories.
  2. Apply the methods anthropologists use to explore social phenomena.
  3. Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class, and gender.
  4. Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity.
  5. Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.
  6. Identify the consequences of racism in the United States at the individual, group, and systemic levels.