CAS WS 305 American Masculinities
Considers how social organization, race, and class reproduce and articulate masculinities; how men and boys express and understand their gendered identities; male privilege; “masculinity in crisis,” female masculinity, and what is at stake negotiating masculinity in contemporary culture. May be taken for Sociology major or minor credit. 4 cr.
CAS WS 346 Women and Film
*Study of principally American films, exploring how the medium has shaped and been shaped by cultural perceptions of women. Readings provide background for interpretation of films ranging from screwball comedy to film noir, “women’s films,” and films by women directors. 4 cr.
CAS WS 342 Law and Gender in the United States
*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.