Course: GWS 380. Sexual and Reproductive Health (3)
The course employs a gender-based analysis of the global problem of sexual health and examines the cultural, social and economic variables associated with sexual and reproductive health disparities in the U.S. and abroad. The course provides a feminist approach to understanding issues pertaining to the nature of women’s and men’s social roles; women’s symbolic meaning in society; and inequality of power in sexual relationships. In addition, the course has a community service component, which involves a project on public health activism in the local community (20 percent of the course grade).