• Political Science/History/Anthropology/English 280. Introduction to Sexuality Studies. Rotating faculty.
  • Classics 471. Ancient Sexuality. Dr. Del Chrol.
  • English 344.  Film & Fiction Special Section: Sexuality in Cinema Dr. Walter Squire.  (Make sure you sign up for the section taught by Dr. Squire!).
  • English 434. Sexuality and the Beats. Dr. Alan Gravano.
  • English 455. Queer Theory. Dr. Alan Gravano.
  • History 407. History of Sexuality in the US. Dr. Greta Rensenbrink.
  • History 408. History of LGBT Peoples. Dr. Greta Rensenbrink.
  • History 480/580.  Writing and Re-Writing the Norse Saga.  Dr. Laura Michele Diener.
  • Japanese 403, Japanese Film in English. Dr. Zelideth Rivas.
  • Philosophy 330.  Philosophy of Sex. Dr. Jeffrey Powell.
  • Philosophy 340. Philosophy of Sexual Orientation and Gender. Dr. Jeremy Barris.*
  • Political Science 481/581. The Politics of Gender and Sexuality. Dr. Shawn Schulenberg. *
  • Psychology 101. Human Sexual Behavior.  Dr. Paige Muellerleile.
  • Psychology 465.  Love, Intimacy and Attachment.  Dr. Keelon Hinton.

* This course is in the process of being approved for designation as a Sexuality Studies course.

Sexuality Studies Classes
Spring 2015

CL 471, Ancient Sexuality (MW 3:00pm-4:15pm)
A comprehensive study of current theories about Greek and/or Roman sexualities and evaluation of the evidence, textual and otherwise, to which these theories apply.

HST 408, History of LBGT Peoples (WEB)
A survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

HON 480, Sec 201, Special Topics: Prostitute in Historic Perception (MW 1:00pm-2:15pm)
Prostitution is one of the most hotly debated issues within feminist discourse. Are prostitutes exploited or empowered? Should feminists work to legalize prostitution or strive to eradicate it? In this class, we will use contemporary feminist theoretical works to examine questions of agency and identity within the history of prostitution. We will read accounts of the hetairai of Ancient Greece, the prostitutes of medieval and Victorian England, the courtesans of Venice, the Comfort Women of World War II, and the denizens of Japan’s Floating World. Class sources will include novels, poems, memoirs, pottery, photographs, and paintings.

HON 480, Sec. 206, 1920’s Women and Screen Idol Rudolph Valentino (MW 5:00pm-6:15pm)
During the 1920s women comprised over 80 percent of movie audiences; they made or broke stars. Students will investigate the ways in which sexual desire aroused by male screen stars like Rudolph Valentino reveals the tensions they experienced and the understandings they had of themselves, caught as they were between eroding Victorian values and new flapper freedom. Primary texts include contemporary movie fan magazines and the films of Rudolph Valentino.

JPN 403, Japanese Film in English (M 4:00pm-6:20pm)
This course examines representations of youth culture in Japanese film, animation, and in popular culture that are typically consumed by youth. We will ask how are childhood and youth liminal spaces and if Japanese media acculturate youth into gender and sexuality roles.

PHL 330, Philosophy of Sex (WEB)
Introduction to some of the basic authors, texts and themes in this branch of philosophy beginning with Plato’s Symposium.

PSY 300, Human Sexual Behavior (MWF 10:00am-10:50am)
A psychological approach to the functioning, attitudes, varieties and development of human sexual behavior.

SOC 481, Special Topics: Sociology of LGBT Culture (T 6:30pm-9:00pm)
An introduction to various aspects of lesbian and gay culture. Using standpoint, feminist, and intersectional theories as our framework, students will examine the gay and lesbian civil rights movement, identity politics, AIDS, media, the internet, military service, and same sex marriage. Utilizing the sociological imagination, students will gain a basic understanding of how these phenomenon helped to create and evolve lesbian and gay culture and continue to do so.


2015 Sexuality Studies spring course list v2 jpg of spring 15 classes