SDS354H1: Theories of Sexuality I: Western Trajectories

Previous Course Number: 
UNI354H1
Hours: 
24L

This course offers a survey of some key texts and narratives that have traversed and structured Western conceptualizations of sexuality from Greek antiquity to the 19th century. We will examine a variety of literary, philosophical and medical sources in light of what they say about past conceptualizations of the body, desire and its pleasures, and we will ask how they resonate with, or radically differ from, our current understandings of bodily norms, passions and transgressions.

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Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)