Javascript is currently not supported, or is disabled by this browser. Please enable Javascript for full functionality.

Skip to Main Content
University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Mar 05, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
Add to Portfolio(opens a new window)


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course surveys current trends in the anthropology of gender and sexuality. Across a diversity of cultural settings, we will read and watch documentary films about how gender and sexuality are harnessed for projects of self-determination, economic advancement, or survival, belonging, or exclusion. We will discuss topics such as the role of gender and sexuality in conceptualizing and practicing kinship, reproduction, and marriage; the struggles of sexual minorities (e.g., hijras in India, transgender sex workers in Chicago, BDSM practitioners in San Francisco, and Filipino gay men in the diaspora) to question and reconfigure normative conceptions of gender and sexuality. In covering topics, such as reproduction, marriage, surrogacy, and sex work, we will critically assess the hegemony of the male/female binarism and examine how it serves capitalist growth strategies.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Seminar
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Attributes: Asian Studies, DSAS Cross-Cult. Awareness General Ed. Requirement, DSAS Diversity General Ed. Requirement, DSAS Global Issues General Ed. Requirement, DSAS Social Science General Ed. Requirement, Global Studies, SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req., SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.

Click here for class schedule information.

Add to Portfolio(opens a new window)
Catalog Navigation