The goal of this course is to introduce you to cultural and biological understandings about sex, gender, and sexuality ANTH-150 students are often working toward the Certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies.

This course will raise your awareness and challenge your attitudes about what is perceived as "natural" or "normal" about men and women. We will critically analyze local realities, everyday lives, and global processes to further understand sexual and gender-based inequality and violence.

We will also watch films about gender in various settings, arguments for and against biological determinism and sexuality, and political and cultural barriers to gender expression.

In all these respects, the course contributes to the wider aims of a liberal arts education, and I hope you find the goals of this course useful in many aspects of your life as an NVC student and beyond!

ONLINE students are strongly encouraged to:

1.Read and understand Strategies for Success in Online Classes

2. Enroll in CISA 100: Orientation for the Successful Online Student prior to taking an online anthropology course.

3. Read and understand "How to Get Started in Your Online Class."

4. Consider taking the quiz, "Is Online Education for Me?" You may be surprised at your results!


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