Global History of Sexuality


Studies human sexual behavior, classification, and regulation around the world from roughly 2000 BCE to present. Investigates moral and ethical norms regarding sex and sexuality within a wide variety of cultural and historical contexts, including ancient Near East, Greek and Roman empires, Byzantine Empire, China/Japan, pre-Columbian America, early modern Europe, colonial America/Africa/India, Victorian England, and modern US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Emphasizes constructed nature of sexuality, diversity of sexual behaviors across time and space, and effects of colonialism and globalization on local understandings of sexuality.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • SXL 377
Typically Offered