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SEX & GENDER IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (SOC-283324)

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Course Description:


This study will explore the comparative study of gender and sexuality across different non-western cultures. Topics may include how different societies define femininity and masculinity, and how work, play, language, appearance and sexual expression come to be marked as "appropriate" or even "natural" for women and men. The course will examine non-binary gender systems, the variations in the sexual division of labor and economic organization, and the impact of forces such as colonialism and globalization on gender issues.

Prerequisites: Advanced critical thinking and writing skills, and one lower-level course in sociology, anthropology, psychology or other social science field.

This course fully meets the general education requirement in Other World Civilizations.

NOTE: This course was previously offered as Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Intro and Advanced. Students who have taken 282324 or 283324 should not take Sex & Gender in Global Perspective.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance 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: Other World Civilizations-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1.

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