SOCI-3636EL – Desire, Love, and Work II : The Social Making of Sexuality

The primary objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the social construction of sexuality in contemporary society. As a basis for this, anthropological and historical perspectives will also be covered. The focus of this course will be on denaturalizing gender, sexuality, desire, masculine and feminine sexualities, heterosexualities and homosexualities to understand how these create and sustain, and are created and sustained, by the gendered division of labour and patriarchal social organization. The social making of normality and deviance in relation to desire and sexuality will be explored. This course may be counted towards a concentration in Women Studies and is part of the Certificate in Family Life Studies and Human Sexuality. Students may not retain credit for SOCI 3626, 3627, 3625 & 3636. PREREQ: SOCI 1015 & 2636 or instructor?s permission. (lec) cr 3

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