Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Courses of Instruction



Connections 23006. Sexuality

What is sexuality? What is its biological basis? How does society constrain and construct it? How is sexuality represented and, again, constructed in such discourses as literature, film and religion? How does sexuality intersect with race? How do sexuality and race circulate and clash in global contexts? These are some of the questions that students taking courses in this connection will address.

Students in ANTH 350 and ENG 272 may deepen their understanding of transgender, while those in ITAS 235 will focus on gender violence. SOC 310 provides perspectives on power and bodily pain; SOC 310 and ENG 272, on post colonialism and representations of gender, sexualities and cultures. Students completing SOC 310 and FR 331 will learn about Western (and imperialist) discourses on sexuality, nation and power. Other combinations will provide other perspectives and focuses on the general topic of sexuality.


ENG 272, WGS 272 Romancing the Novel
ENG 348, FNMS 348, WGS 348 Sexual Politics of Film Noir
FR 331, WGS 331 Other Voices, Other Stories: Great Works by Women from France and the Francophone World
HISP 325, WGS 326 Queer Politics and Hispanisms
ITAS 235, WGS 235 Italian Women Writers in Translation

Social Sciences
ANTH 350, WGS 350 Gender and Social Organization
PSY 270 Adolescent Development
PSY 235, WGS 236 Human Sexuality
SOC 310, WGS 310 Gender and Nation