Oct 03, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCI 366 - Sociology of Sexualities

3 Credit(s)

This course takes a sociological perspective on sexuality, beginning from the premise that sexuality-sexual desire, preference, behavior and identity is shaped through social interaction and within the context of multiple social institutions. The course focuses on sexuality as a site of power struggles, struggles over the definition of which identities and behaviors are normative and which are deviant. Emphasis is on the ways in which sexuality and other social categories, such as gender, race and class intersect and overlap, creating different life experiences for individuals and their families. The course explores the connections between larger sociopolitical and economic processes and changing sexual beliefs, norms and identities. Contemporary sexual politics are analyzed, emphasizing topics about which there is significant public debate.

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101  or SOCI 150  or WMST 100 .

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