NEUROSCI 278: Sex/Gender - Nature/Nurture: Intersections of Biology and Society

Fall 2019

Instructor: Ara Wilson, Christina Williams

This course will explore how debates about sexuality, sex and gender hinge on radically different ideas about the relative effects of biological forces vs. social forces, or nature vs. nurture. The course changes the terms of arguments about sexuality and gender and nature/nurture.

Students will learn how nature/nurture emerged as scientific and popular debate, evaluate new developments in science and cultural fields that are now reconsidering how biology and environments interact and explore debates about how sex and sexuality are formed through interplay of genetic information, hormones, material bodies and social environments.

Cross-listings
  • GSF 278
  • CULANTH 278
  • PSY 226
  • SXL 278
Curriculum Codes

NS, STS