Course Details for Mary Sciaraffa - Summer - 2019

British Roots and Influences on Identity and Sexuality

Faculty:
Mary Sciaraffa (More Info)

Course:
British Roots and Influences on Identity and Sexuality

Program Dates:

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
TBA

Discipline(s):
Family & Consumer Science , Gender Studies , Child & Family Studies

Course Description:
Discover the foundations of gender identity, dating, mating, and marriage behaviors by visiting the Freud Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, and the National Gallery. Compare and contrast cultural specific influences on attitudes and behaviors through personal tours of local neighborhoods, visiting Harrods department store, and observing human interactions in public venues such as Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and Soho. Experience first-hand observations of social phenomena, behavior, symbols, and media messages that influence the social constructs of identity and sexuality.

Prerequisites:
None

Physical Activity Requirements:
daily walking which tends to fall within 3 to 5 miles each day in the varied class settings. Some days may even be more. Also take into account time of year (heat/cold), inside/outside, ruggedness and other factors.

Course Highlights:
  1. Discover the foundations of gender identity, dating, mating, and marriage behaviors
  2. Are all the things you know about gender identity and sexuality primarily social constructs influenced by behavior, symbols, and media messages?
  3. Compare and contrast cultural specific influences on attitudes and behaviors through tours of neighborhoods, Westminster Abby, Buckingham Palace, and exploring department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges
  4. Observe human interactions in public venues such as Hyde park, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and Soho
  5. Gather, interpret, and assess information relevant to historical struggles for gender identity and sexuality, including the role of race and ethnicity, patriarchy and women’s rights, sexual preferences and sexual orientation
  6. This course is excellent preparation for students majoring in the health sciences, social sciences, business, and other disciplines where interacting with other people is required
  7. 3 Credit Hours Earned in two weeks - Open to ALL students - undergraduate and graduate; ALL majors