196: Sex and Gender in Biological Anthropology

Instructor: Sabrina Agarwal

Term: Fall 2019 

Time: W 1:00pm-3:00pm

Room: 221 Kroeber

This course takes a bioanthropological approach to the study of variation in sex and gender across the primate species, within and across human populations, and throughout time. Topics include the biological foundations and evolution of sex and sexuality, and the biocultural constructions of sex and gender. References will include evolutionary theory (e.g., sexual selection), primatology models, human origins research, the study of sex and gender in (bio)archaeology and forensic anthropology, feminist theory, cross-cultural gender variance, sexuality, gender identity, the controversy over biological sex differences in learning and behavior, and gender stereotypes in the past and present.

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