[Sociology 287] Syllabus - Sociology of Sexuality 287 Fall Quarter 2015 Professor Dr Pepper Schwartz [email protected] Sociology of Sexuality

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Sociology of Sexuality 287Fall Quarter 2015Professor: Dr. Pepper Schwartz[email protected]Sociology of Sexuality 287Office Hours:Mondays - after classTuesdays – 2:30-3:30 pmOR by appointmentTeaching Assistants:TBARequired Reading: The Gender of Sexuality - Pepper Schwartz and Virginia Rutter (be sure to get the 2ndedition, 50% new and updated material)Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings - Edited by J. Kenneth Davidson Sr. and Nelwyn B. Moore (be sure to get the 3rdedition). 50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality Pepper Schwartz and Martha Kempner, Wiley Blackwell 2015Introduction to the CourseThis course looks at how our personal and sexual lives interact with cultural, historical and political forces. A lot of what we will read will have personal impact as well, but the hope is that you will develop a “big picture” understanding of human sexuality and social processes. The study of sexuality is necessarily interdisciplinary, so I will use a variety of sources and readings throughout the quarter. However, our primary perspective is sociological. General OverviewWe meet twice a week for lecture. Classes include a combination of lectures, films, and occasionally a guest lecturer. You are responsible for everything that happens in a class period.Tests will be derived from material covered in lectures, films and the assigned readings. Exams and GradingYour grade will be based on three tests. The first two tests are worth 25%each, and the final is worth 50%.The first two tests cover only the material that is new for that test, while the last test is cumulative.Given the size of this class, all tests will be forced choice answers and fill in the blanks. You will need to bring the appropriate forms. Discussion SectionsStudent TAs will lead discussion sections on the Human Sexuality Myths and readings. Please feel free to volunteer for one of these if you have at least a 3.0 overall average in all your classes or 3.0 average in sociology classes. Student TAs sill be given study materials and discussion questions to share with their group. They will be supported by a graduate student TA.
If you are a student TA and are always at your discussion group and meet with the graduate TA every week, you will receive two extra sociology credits, (pass, no pass). Teaching assistants will also earn as much asan extra .2 GPA points on their final grade— as long as they do the work, show up for each class, and in general fulfill the student TA requirements. If we have enough people you will work in pairs- and each person must help shoulder the load each meeting unless there is an excused absence for animportant personal matter. We do not want anyone abandoning their “job” and getting full credit, but if you are a loyal and active discussion leader you have nothing to worry about!

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