S321 | 8833 | Backstrom

11:45AM-1:20PM  MTWR   BH 347

This class is an upper-level sociology course on sexuality. We will
explore sexual attitudes, behavior, and identity, as well as the
diversity of sexual expression across dimensions of age, sexual
orientation, ethnicity, gender, and class. The course will be divided
into three parts. First, we will focus on the cultural history of
sexuality in the United States from 1600-present. Second, we will look
at sexuality across the life course from childhood socialization
through sex in later life. The final portion of the course will be
dedicated to discussing current hot topics in sexuality. We will cover
a wide range of topics throughout the semester including media,
religion, political sex scandals, sex education, attractiveness,
romantic relationships, and atypical sexual expression, among others.
This course will give you a basic