Sunday, September 16, 2007
Anita Mercier Offers Perspectives on Gender & Sexuality
This course explores some of the issues raised by the way we conceptualize and assign value to categories like “male,” “female,” “gay,” and “straight.” To what extent are sex roles and gender differences rooted in biology? To what extent are they socially constructed? What are the arguments for and against the morality of homosexuality and gay marriage? Do men and women approach ethical decisions in fundamentally different ways? These and related questions will be investigated through readings drawn from feminist theory, gender studies, and moral philosophy.
(Offered Fall 2007)