May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

BI 218X - Biology of Gender

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide a general overview of human reproductive biology and how health can be affected by biological as well as social, cultural, and environmental factors. Topics include definitions of sex and gender and their distinctive differences, including gender identity and cultural expectations;  the gender health gap; and basic concepts of reproductive anatomy, physiology, hormones, development, and selected conditions and diseases. Students will reflect on contemporary cultural issues such as gender identity and roles in society, male and female circumcision, menstruation, contraception, and body image. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites. Civilizations and Cultures Course (X).