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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology (SOC)
The Sex Industry
The Sex Industry
Fall 2015
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Sociological examination of prostitution, pornography, and other forms of sex work in the United States and internationally. Topics include theoretical perspectives, structure of the sex industry, workers’ experiences, gender issues, political conflicts, and policy implications.   
As a result of this course, students will be able to: (1) examine alternative perspectives on sex work and the empirical validity of each perspective, (2) identify the wide variety of practices that fall under the rubric of sex work as well as socially structured variations in the experiences of workers, customers, and third parties, (3) investigate how sex work is portrayed in popular culture, (4) assess of public policies, including alternatives to the status quo (e.g., criminalization of currently legal practices, decriminalization or legalization of currently illegal practices), and (5) engage in creative thinking (“outside the box”) about the subject matter.
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jbb (Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:58:56 GMT): Rollback: Please add CCAS boilerplate to syllabus.
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