Critical Issues in Women's Studies

CAS WS 305

Two topics are offered Fall 2014. Students may take one or both for credit. Sections A1 and B1: Women and Comedy. From Mae West and 1930s screwball comediennes to Tina Fey and female stand-up comics today, the course explores funny women, women's humor, what women find funny, and how women use humor as a tool for survival, resistance, and subversion. Section C1: Superwomen, Cyborgs, Vampires: Bodily Transformations and Social Change. Examines popular figures that cross gender, sexual, racial, and human boundaries, challenging our ideas about those social categories. Are figures metaphors for feminism, gay rights, racial equality? Readings in sociology and psychology, science fiction and other pop genres.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Gottfried GCB 201 W 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Meets in SED
140 on 9/17
Class Full

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Gottfried SHA 210 M 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Class Full

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 Swedberg CGS 311 M 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

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