ANTH 220 Sex, Gender and Culture • 5 Cr.
An evolutionary, comparative, and holistic approach to sex and gender from the theoretical perspective of Anthropology. Explores the concepts of sex and gender through all four sub-fields (cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics). Readings examine both non-Western and Western cultures, illustrating how ideas about sex and gender vary in different times and cultures. Recommended: ANTH& 100.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify the four-field approach of Anthropology.
- Differentiate between the concepts of sex and gender.
- Recognize biological and cultural influences on sex and gender.
- Analyze the role of biological evolution in human sex and gender.
- Critique andocentric bias of past research.
- Contrast how gender roles are understood from material evidence.
- Assess how gender roles are culturally and historically created.
- Compare cross-cultural examinations of sex and gender.
- Discuss the historical and political uses of sex and gender.
- Explain gender differences in communication.