Born this Way: The Biology of Queer Lives
How are gender, sex, and sexuality determined? How do genetics and biology shape or determine gender and sexual orientation, and how do they in turn influence our biology? What – if anything – does biology tell us about how gender and sexual minorities can and should be regarded? Through reading scientific texts and popular science journalism, and through class discussion, we will explore the biological roots of gender, sex, and sexuality, and explore the diversity of gender expression in humans and other animals. We will consider how queer issues figure in current politics, and how scientific authority is used and misused to make arguments about the roles of queer people in society.
Course taught by: Christopher Smith. Colloquium Associate: McKenna Turner.
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