Sexual Pleasure in the Modern World


Interdisciplinary study of ways societies around the globe have understood sexual pleasure. Investigates ethics of the manners in which people have explored sexual pleasure and ways that such pleasure relates to creation of the modern person. Emphasizes effects of colonialism and development of race in relation to sexuality. Includes an extensive discussion of pornography, sexual fantasy, orgasm and virtual sex, asking how sexual pleasure relates to histories of danger and violence.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • SXL 116
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring