ANTH 295 : Gender and Sexuality in an Anthropological Perspective

Transcript title

Gender/Sexuality In Anthro



Grading mode

Standard letter grades

Total contact hours


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

WR 121Z and ANTH 103.

Course Description

Examines the constructions of femininities, masculinities and sexualities from a cross-cultural perspective. The cross-cultural focus will provide students with the comparative framework necessary to understand the diversity of gender roles within the context of specific cultural, political and economic processes. While exploring how both Western and non-Western cultures from diverse parts of the world imagine, negotiate, and even contest gender identities and relations, this course will also address key theoretical issues and anthropological approaches to understanding gender.

Course learning outcomes

1. Explain the difference between socially constructed gender and biological sex by referencing specific examples both cross-culturally and historically.
2. Identify and discuss the different theoretical approaches anthropologists have utilized in addressing the concepts of sex, gender, and sexuality.
3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the cultural and historical contexts of different categories of sex, gender, and sexuality.
4. Synthesize and analyze ideas and information, using proper documentation, from various sources to improve academic writing skill

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Social Science
  • Cultural Literacy

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