2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 30773 Sex, Society, and Ethics

This course introduces students to the myriad ways in which sexual desire and sexual activity are structured by social relations and to the ways that sexuality, sexual practices, and sexual identities vary in time and space. We will also consider how those social relations and sexual identities influence ethical judgment regarding various sexual practices and attitudes. Social science and philosophical theories of sexuality will be considered and cross-cultural and historical accounts of sexual practices will be reviewed. (Offered as PHIL 30343 or SOCI 30773 credit)