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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21A.231J (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Society 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Anthropology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Heather Paxson 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 21A.231J / SP.455J / WGS.455J Gender, Sexuality, and Society



    Spring 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features thorough lecture notes, a detailed list of all assigned readings, and a diverse collection of related resources.


    Course Description


    This course seeks to examine how people experience gender - what it means to be a man or a woman - and sexuality in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. We will explore how gender and sexuality relate to other categories of social identity and difference, such as race and ethnicity, economic and social standing, urban or rural life, etc. One goal of the class is to learn how to critically assess media and other popular representations of gender roles and stereotypes. Another is to gain a greater sense of the diversity of human social practices and beliefs in the United States and around the world.
     

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