Darwinism: The Evolutionary Perspective
Online, synchronous meeting on Thursdays
Dr. Mirjam Voerkelius
Explore the ideas and implications of Darwin's work on evolution. Learn how Darwin's theory of evolution inspired painters and novelist. Consider the bitter controversies Darwinism sparked and how his work has been received in different national contexts, including Russia, Egypt, and the U.S.
Recommended preparation: any 100-level SS course or junior/senior standing.
Sociology of Gender
This course introduces the key concepts sociologists have contributed to the study of gender. We will examine the origins and development of those concepts and empirical work on the sociology of gender in the last three decades. Intersectional feminist theories and research will be emphasized, as we examine how gender is socially constructed within ethno-racial contexts. Students will also be introduced to global/transnational concerns, studies of masculinities, the body and sexuality studies.
Pre-reqs: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211 or GWST 100