Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Sociology

Academics

Sociology 290. Sociology of Sexualities

Sex and sexuality appear to be purely private matters, experienced as internal and personal. We often assume that our experience of sexuality is a ‘natural’ expression of our nature or biology. Yet sexual expressions and identifications follow certain patterns that vary historically and across cultures. This course is designed to provide you with the analytic tools to explore sexual meanings and practices and to uncover the ways in which social structure and power are implicated in our experience of sexuality.