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Sociology of Sexualities
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Picca, Leslie. 2011. “Sociology of Sexualities”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course is about sexuality and how it is perceived, defined, and experienced in the context of society. It is also about how sexuality influences our lives, reflected in social norms, attitudes and beliefs, through public and private policies and practices, and the social institutions. We will discuss questions such as: What is the meaning given to...

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College 300
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. "• Familiarize students with the sociological approach to sexuality• Expose students to recent scholarly literature covering a wide range of sexuality topics"
  2. • Provide students with the theoretical and substantive insights necessary to think systematically and raise compelling research questions related to a variety of sexuality issues
  3. • Introduce students to various perspectives on sexuality that may prompt them to have a better understanding of their own and others’ sexuality

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