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HSTA 402. Sex and Sexuality in America. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: Any HSTA, HSTR, RLST, PHL, or AMST course, OR Permission of Instructor. This course explores how definitions of sex and sexuality have changed in the United States from the sixteenth-century to the present. In the course, students will come to understand sexuality and sex as historically constructed and will investigate the importance of these topics to American politics and culture. Students will also examine how societies have tried to govern sexuality and the constant challenge that individuals have offered to sexual regulation. Topics will include: prostitution, birth control, abortion, homosexuality, the development of transsexual identity, and women’s liberation movements.