ANTHRO 1041 Sex and Gender Across Cultures: 3 semester hours

This course considers womanhood, manhood, third genders, and sexuality in a broad cross-cultural perspective. The focus of the course is on the diverse cultural logics that separate females, males, and sometimes third genders into different groups in different societies, with the male group usually being the more prestigious one. Focusing on the indigenous nonWestern cultures, this course examines gender roles and sexuality within the broader cultural contexts of ritual and symbolism, family, marriage and kinship, economy, politics, and public life. This course will help students understand what it is like to be male or female in non-Western cultures. This course fulfills the Cultural Diversity Requirement.