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Photo Here Sociology of Human Sexuality: SYP 4060 Sect.2746 University of Florida, Spring 2010 Instructor: Katie Schubert, MA Class Meeting Time: MWF 8:30-9:20am Class Location: TUR 2334 Office: 3111 Turlington Hall Office Hours: Before class and by appointment (email me). I will also hold routine AIM and e- learning office hours throughout the semester (times will be announced) Email: [email protected] AIM: katie91 Course Overview The purpose of this class is to give you a broader view of what gender and sexuality are and what these concepts mean to our society. We will analyze perceptions related to gender, sex, and sexuality through a sociological lens. We will look at how our society defines sex and gender, including what it means to be transgendered or intersexed and forms of discrimination associated with sexual orientation. Next, we will delve into topics of sexual “deviance”. This section will include many topics, but will highlight prostitution and pornography. The following week will cover issues related to female circumcision- a traditional practice which is still occurring. We will learn about theories of love, lust, and attraction as well as gendered communication. Lastly, we will examine the debates surrounding assisted reproductive technologies. The class will incorporate many movies and clips into the lectures. *****PLEASE NOTE : This course involves material of a sensitive and controversial nature. You will be required to sign a release waiver regarding your awareness of the presentation of such materials. ***** Texts and Materials 1. Course Reader (OBT Textbooks) 2. Stombler, M., Baunach, D., Burgess, E., Donnelly, D., and Simonds, W. (2007). Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader . 2 nd Edition. Pearson: Boston. 3. Renaud, M.L. (2004). . Routledge: London. Women at the Crossroads: A Prostitute Community’s Response to AIDS in Urban Senegal 4. Recommended reading: Dirie, W. (1992). Desert Flower . Perennial. (Extra credit will be offered upon reading of this fantastic book) 1. 1.5, 1.7 : Defining gender a. Article (Course Reader): Fausto-Sterling, A. “How to build a man.” In The Gender and Sexuality Reader , Eds. Lancaster, R. and Leonardo, M. Routledge: New York. b. Article (Course Reader): Sperling, S. “Baboons with briefcases vs. Langurs with lipstick.” In The Gender and Sexuality Reader , Eds. Lancaster, R. and Leonardo, M. Routledge: New York. c. Article (Course Reader): Ortner, S. (1996). “Is female to male as nature is to culture?” From The Politics and Erotics of Culture . Boston: Beacon Press. d. Optional Article (Course Reader): Laqueur, T. Orgasm, generation, and the politics of reproductive biology. In The Gender and Sexuality Reader , Eds. Lancaster, R. and Leonardo, M. Routledge: New York. e.
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