Course Description for Sociology of Sexualities
Sociology of Sexualities
Description: This course explores the relationship between sexualities and society. This includes how sexualities influence our lives, as well as how they are reflected in social norms, attitudes and beliefs. Sexualities will be analyzed as social and historical constructions, differing across time and space. Questions asked will include: Is there one sexuality or are there multiple sexualities? What are the theoretical approaches to sexuality/sexualities? What do sexuality/sexualities have to do with race, gender and social class? How are sexual identities constructed? Finally, the course will examine how the social construction of sexuality/sexualities influences our relationships, whether or not those relationships are primarily sexual.