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Anthropology 212

Gender, Sex, and Culture

Credits: 3

Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours per Week: 4

Prerequisites: Anthropology 110 and Sociology 110 and 12 credits

Corequisite: English 100

Texts: Gender and Difference in a Globalizing World. F.E. Mascia-Lees. Waveland Press, Long Grove, Illinois. 2010

Additional Reading: Course Pack. L van der Est. In-house.

Course Description:

By using anthropological methods and ethnographic samples, students will learn how gender roles and sexuality are reflections of cultural experiences and values. Students will learn how to critically analyze cultural understandings of gender and sex.

Course Outline:

Week Title
Week 1 - 2 Gender, Sex, and Anthropology
Week 3 - 4 Nature vs. Nurture: the origins of gender and sex
Week 5 - 6 Gender, Sex, and Politics
Week 7 - 8 Gender, Sex, and the Economy
Week 9 - 10 Gender, Sex, and Religion
Week 11 - 12 Gender, Sex, and the Body
Week 13 Review
Week 14 Final Exam


Participation 10%
Quizzes 10%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 30%
Assignments 30%


Larry van der Est, B.A. (Victoria), M.A. (British Columbia)

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