Interdisciplinary exploration of gender and, sexuality in connection with race, class, and, ethnicity in the United States. Investigation of, social and cultural ideas about difference and, equality in the past and present. Materials, include literature, film, memoir, poetry, feminist, philosophy, political tracts, and queer theory, as, well as classic and recent scholarly work in, history, sociology, economics, communication,, psychology, and other fields. Topics may include, mass media and consumer culture, work, law and, social policy, family, political activism and, social movements, sexuality and the body, public, health, medical research, violence, and theories, of privilege and oppression.