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as of 8/21/2018

SEX FROM SAPPHO TO CYBER
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: South Africa - University of Cape Town - 'Univ. of Cape Town'
UC Course SubjectClassics
Sociology
Women’s & Gender Studies
Number & Suffix: 156
Full UC Title: SEX FROM SAPPHO TO CYBER 
Transcript Title: SEX:SAPPHO TO CYBER 
UC QTR Units - Division: 10.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The course studies erotica in Europe from antiquity to the modern period. Students are introduced to the basic metaphors employed by Greek and Roman poets to represent the experiences of love and sex. Attention is given to representations of sex acts in the plastic arts (sculpture, vase-painting, and murals). The course examines the question of how context and genre affect representation along with the problem of reconstructing ancient notions of love, eroticism, and homosexuality from the evidence available. The course also studies the representation of sex from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance, investigating the development of the treatment of sex via analyses of various topoi, from the medieval donna angelica to the Renaissance courtesan. The course addresses the libertine concept of intercourse as it is displayed during most of the 18th century; considers the invention of perversion to the masquerade of sex in the 19th century; and explores the themes of masochism and sadism to the late 20th century. Assessment: essays and tutorials (50%), final two-hour exam (50%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: SEX FROM SAPPHO TO CYBER 
Partner University Department: Languages & Literatures 
Partner University Course Number: SLL3001F