Gender Studies | Sexual Politics
G102 | 2451-2452 | George Jones


Sexual Politics examines the ways in which sex and gender become
political - in the U.S. and in other societies.  The course examines a
range of issues and questions which demonstrate how the analysis of
gender broadens our understanding of what counts as "political," for
instance:  Why are men expected to be soldiers but, typically, women
are not?  What happens when governments presume women will physically
take care of and men will materially provide for children?  Why and
how is it that politics and public life become gendered and
sexualized?  How does the gendered character of public life affect
legislation, public policies, research directions, and everyday
existence?  Such questions permit alternative visions of political
theory and strategies.