WGS.225[J] The Science of Race, Sex, and Gender


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Examines the role of science and medicine in the origins and evolution of the concepts of race, sex, and gender from the 17th century to the present. Focus on how biological, anthropological, and medical concepts intersect with social, cultural, and political ideas about racial, sexual, and gender difference in the US and globally. Approach is historical and comparative across disciplines emphasizing the different modes of explanation and use of evidence in each field.

This class has no prerequisites.

WGS.225[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by A. Sur.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information at the MIT Anthropology: Faculty - Stefan Helmreich site.

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