Formerly known as FemSex, GenSex is a course that focuses on the intersection of gender, sexuality, and identity. Students will have the opportunity to explore aspects of their own identity, and how their experiences have shaped their understanding of their sexuality and self-image. This course covers a wide range of topics, and the name of the course has been changed to reflect that breadth. Students in GenSex will be expected to learn about systems of oppression, mental health, safer sex, sexual practice and kink, dating and sexual violence, trauma and healing, and reproductive health for folks of all identities.
This course aims to create an atmosphere that facilitates personal introspection and growth, and our goal is to empower students to share and learn from their own experiences. The class is primarily discussion based, and students are expected to actively participate and push themselves to think critically about the curriculum. Although the course can be taken for three P/NP units, the workload is fairly light.
In order to pass the course, students will be expected to complete midterm and final presentations on their relationships with body image and empowerment, respectively. There will be several short writing assignments and readings assigned throughout the course. There are also several mandatory sections that students must attend to pass the course, mainly those involving midterm and final presentations, and sections involving discussions of important topics such as intersectionality. Absences will be excused on a case-by-case basis, but it is strongly encouraged to avoid missing class.
We’ve recently rewritten most of our curriculum and added new sections, mostly related to mental health. Check out our updated syllabus here:
We will be holding infosessions where we will go over the class syllabus, answer questions, and go over some sample class material so students can get a sense of what the class will be like. Enrollment in this course is fairly competitive, and we will prioritize students who attend the infosessions for enrollment. If you are unable to attend an infosession, email us at email@example.com.
6-7 p.m. January 28th in 104 Barrows
7-8 p.m. January 28th in 104 Barrows
7-8 p.m. January 29th in 475 Barrows
7-8 p.m. January 30th in 228 Dwinelle
7-8 p.m. January 31st in 475 Barrows
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|GenSex Section 1||Salma and Yasmeen||30||475 Barrows||[M, W] 5:00PM-7:00PM||02/04/2019||Open||--||--|
|GenSex Section 2||Frida and Jasmine||30||104 Barrows||[M, W] 6:00PM-8:00PM||02/04/2019||Open||--||--|
|GenSex Section 3||Ella and Yasmeen||30||228 Dwinelle||[M, W] 7:00PM-9:00PM||02/04/2019||Open||--||--|
|GenSex Section 4||Cristal and Grace||30||475 Barrows||[Tu, Th] 6:00PM-8:00PM||02/05/2019||Open||--||--|