This course will examine the realities of sexual differentiation and gender through reading the key primary sources in the Western tradition, including the magisterial tradition. Students will engage contemporary moral and pastoral questions, such as the nature of man and of woman, the distinction between sex and gender, gender stereotyping, and transgenderism or non-binary gender identification.
This course will follow a hybrid model of both in-person and online meetings using the Canvas learning platform In-person classes will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Center in Newton, MA.
Ryan T. Anderson, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, paperback ed. (2019).
Leonard Sax, Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences, 2nd ed. (2017).
PLUS a required packet of readings, to be distributed in class.