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Description

This course offers an introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary field that asks critical questions about the meanings of sex and gender in society

The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women’s and Gender Studies, both historical and contemporary. Gender studies scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as education, law, culture, work, medicine and the family.  WGS. 101 draws on multiple disciplines–such as literature, history, economics, psychology, sociology, philosophy, political science, anthropology and media studies– to examine cultural assumptions about sex, gender, and sexuality. This course integrates analysis of current events through student presentations, aiming to increase awareness of contemporary and historical experiences of women, and of the multiple ways that sex and gender interact with race, class, nationality and other social identities.

Course Curriculum

  • The Roots of Contemporary Gender Debates Unlimited
  • Interpreting Classic American Women’s Rights Documents Unlimited
  • Interpreting Classic American Women’s Rights Documents Unlimited
  • Strategies for Gender Change Unlimited
  • Gender, Race and Suffrage (cont.) Unlimited
  • Gender, Race and Suffrage (cont.) Unlimited
  • Resistance or Illness Unlimited
  • The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Unlimited
  • Beyond Suffrage: The Roots of the Second Wave of the American Women’s Rights Movement: World War II and Postwar Era Unlimited
  • Beyond Suffrage Unlimited
  • The Second Wave of Women’s Rights Activism (1963-present) Unlimited
  • The Second Wave of Women’s Rights Activism (1963-present) (cont.) Unlimited
  • Socialization and Gender Roles Unlimited
  • Socialization: Race, Ethnicity, Unlimited
  • Representation of Gender in Advertising and Popular Visual Media Unlimited
  • Representation of Gender in Advertising and Popular Visual Media (cont.) Unlimited
  • Sexualities and Gender; The Right to Marriage Unlimited
  • Crossing Gender Boundaries Unlimited
  • Perspectives on Transgender Unlimited
  • Sexuality, Contraception and Reproductive Choice Unlimited
  • Gender and Work Unlimited
  • Gender and Work (cont.) Unlimited
  • Gender and Work: Global Dimensions Unlimited
  • Gender and Work: Global Dimensions (cont.) Unlimited
  • Global Issues Unlimited

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