COURSES OFFERED AT MARQUETTE WITH SOME LGBT STUDIES CONTENT SPRING, 2011 SOCIOLOGY OF SEX AND GENDER (SOCI 4450) Dr. Dawne Moon, Assistant Professor, Sociology In this course, students examine the biological and cultural bases of sex and gender patterns. These include the impact of major social institutions and processes on maintenance of gender patterns, with questions of power and dominance central to discussion. The Benefits and costs of stereotypic gender patterns are also assessed. Finally, the mechansims of and alternatove directions for change are discussed. Historical and cross-cultural research is included in this course. SOCI 1001 is recommended. HOMOSEXUALITY AND CHRISTIAN ETHICS (HOPR 3953) Restricted to students in the Honors College Rev. Bryan Massingale, Associate Professor, Theology The issue of homosexuality, and the treatment accorded to gay and lesbian persons, are among the most contentious matters facing Christian communities today. The disputes present among Christians are also highly relevant to public policy debates over same-sex concerns. This seminar will be a comprehensive examination of the various stances and moral evaluations found in the discipline of Christian ethics of the topic of homosexuality, and the implications for social practices and pastoral ministry concerning gay and lesbian persons, which arise from these positions. While the seminar will study positions present in the Catholic Church, these will not be the exclusive focus of the course.