Sociology | Sexual Diversity
S321 | 12848 | Weinberg
ABOVE CLASS MEETS WITH SOC-S 521 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 clubs).
Book: Bryan Strong et al., Human Sexuality: Diversity in
Contemporary America, 5th edition.
Grading: Two non-cumulative in-class examinations optional
and and “Kinsey”
movie examinations, and optional final examination.