Undergraduate Program Status
The sociology of gender and sexuality is one of the most vibrant subfields within the discipline of sociology. The first few weeks will focus on surveying some of the “basics,” and “classics,” i.e. important sociological theorizing about gender and sexuality that have laid the foundation for the field, and which continue to animate contemporary approaches.
On completion of this course, students will be able to: Explain the key sociological literatures and debates on gender and sexuality, Understand the relationship between gender and sexuality, Analyse strengths and weaknesses in the main theories of gender and sexuality, Apply literature on gender and sexuality to contemporary trends, Consider how gender and sexuality intersect with other social categories such as race, class, and religion