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WGS 444: Sex and Gender in Cross-cultural Perspective

(Dual-listed with WGS 544). (Cross-listed with ANTHR). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: ANTHR 201; ANTHR 306 recommended
Cross-cultural examination of the social construction of genders out of the biological fact of sex. Emphasis on non-western societies. Topics, presented through examination of ethnographic data, will include the range of gender variation, status and roles, the institution of marriage, and symbols of gender valuation.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.