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Master of Liberal Studies
Graduate Seminar, Spring 2018
Monday, 7:00 - 9:50 p.m.
January 22, 2018 – May 8, 2018
MLS 532 Sex and Gender in Nature and Society
An interdisciplinary exploration of sex and gender, with emphasis on the perspectives of biology, psychology, history, art, and literature. We will examine the biological bases for differences between males and females and how evolution shapes sex roles in animal societies. We will consider the social and cultural differences between males and females and how gender and sex affect the social roles of men and women. How, if at all, have gender roles changed in the process of historical development? How does culture construct gender and in what ways can art and literature illuminate aspects of gender?