Anthropology 290: Campus Sex in the Digital Age

Professor: Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Course offered: Winter 2014

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Course description:

This course will explore how the cell phone has impacted hooking up and dating at college, with particular attention to Washington and Lee University as a case study. They will discuss the development of campus sexual culture in America and the influence of digital technology on student sociality. Students will use open source digital research tools to analyze data (interviews, focus groups, and statistics) collected by Professor Goluboff in Fall 2011 about dating and hookup behavior at our college. Students will work in groups to post their weekly analyses on a class WordPress site. The ultimate goal of the course is to develop a variety of interpretations of the data that might challenge, as well as reaffirm, the conclusions drawn by Professor Goluboff in her recent article manuscript.

Methodology: text-analyis