Sociology | Sexual Diversity
S321 | 20753 | Weinberg
ABOVE SECTION MEETS WITH SOC-S521 FOR GRADUATE CREDIT
This course provides a sociological examination of the major
social-psychological and behavioral aspects of human sexual diversity.
A range of sexualities will be examined and the subject matter will
include sexual attitudes (e.g., notions of acceptable behavior in
different segments of the U.S. population), the prevalence of various
behaviors in different socio-cultural locations (e.g., societies,
classes, ethnicities), the intensity and nature of sexual response by
different social groups (e.g., according to biological sex, by age),
sexual object choice (e.g., homosexuality, bisexuality), a variety of
forms of commercial sex, the genderization of sexuality (e.g.,
transvestism, transgenderism, the gendered shaping of sex work), and
other modes of sexual expressions (e.g., fetishism, urine play, enema
Book: Bryan Strong et al., Human Sexuality: Diversity in
Contemporary America, 5th edition.
Grading: Two non-cumulative in-class examinations optional
supplementary reading and
and “Kinsey” movie examinations, and optional final examination.