Gender, Sex, and Culture
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.
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.
|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 14||Final Exam|
Larry van der Est, B.A. (Victoria), M.A. (British Columbia)