Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

Sexism in the 2lst Century

CAS WS 213

Examines the dynamics of contemporary institutions as they impact women's and men's lives, such as the economy, mass media and culture, the beautification industry, marriage, and the hook-up culture. Feminist perspectives are used to analyze the oppression of both women and men in society today, attending to intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexual identity. Devotes most attention to contemporary United States, while making comparisons to the experiences of those in other parts of the world and other periods of history. Includes an emphasis on activism. Discussion of new forms of sexism as well as remnants of older forms of sex discrimination that continue from earlier eras. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

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Law and Gender in the United States

CAS WS 342

Combines legal, historical, and sociological studies of women's evolving legal status. Discussions cover constitutional law, family law (including same-sex marriage), reproductive rights/technologies, sex as crime - statutory rape, prostitution, sodomy - and how law shapes gender relations for men and women. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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American Masculinities

CAS WS 352

Prereq: one 100- or 200-level course in either sociology or women's, gender, & sexuality studies. Considers the biological and social organization of masculinities; the ways culture reproduces/articulates masculinities, particularly with regard to race and class; how masculine identities are expressed; male privilege; alternative masculinities; and what is at stake in negotiating contemporary masculinities. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

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