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Course Description:

Sex is a matter of intense interest, both personally and academically. This course is about sexuality and the way it has been represented, perceived, and experienced from the nineteenth century through to the present. We will consider the ways that sexuality has been defined and how it defines categories of identity. Using history, literature, and theory, we will come to a clearer understanding of the ways that sexuality, as a category, has changed over time. Through readings and discussion, we will consider the cultural history of sexuality and its impact on the current sexual climate.

Prerequisites: the ability to think, read, and write at an advanced level. A course in gender, sexuality, or psychology would be helpful but there are no specific prerequisite courses.

Important Note: This course was renamed effective the September 2015 term and was formerly offered as History of Sexuality. Students who have successfully completed 244534 should not enroll in this course.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Western Civilization.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Western Civilization-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1.

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