CAS WS 102 A1 – Gender and Sexuality II: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
Introduction to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, focused on communities and institutions. Integrates approaches from the natural and social sciences and humanities, including evolutionary, historical, and cross-cultural analyses, feminist and queer theory. Topics include human reproductive biology; patriarchy and sexual violence; parenting, kinship structures, and forms of intimacy; sexual selection; the construction of gender identity and sexual orientation; evolutionary medicine; and the relationship of academic research to social activism. Team-taught. Students who complete both halves of the two-semester sequence WS 101/102 receive divisional studies credit for two courses, from two different divisions: Natural Science (without lab), Social Science, and/or Humanities. Neither WS 101 nor WS 102 alone carries divisional studies credit. 4 cr. 2nd sem. Boskey, O’Brien, Vincent: M/W 10:00 –11:00am, F10:00-12pm
WS 213 A1 & B1 – Sexism in the 21st Century Examines the dynamics of contemporary institutions as they affect women’s and men’s lives, particularly in the United States– the economy, politics, mass media and culture, the beautification industry, sex industries, and hook-up culture– through the intersections of race, class, ethnicity, and sexual identity. Balser. T/Th: 11:00am – 12:30pm & 12:30pm – 2:00pm.
WS 214 A1 – Women, Arts, and Culture Voices and visions of women writers, artists, and musicians. Considers how women’s artistic productions contribute to understanding the social, cultural, and political history of women, with special attention to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class. TBA. T/Th: 2:00-3:30pm.
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WS 241 A1 – Sociology of Gender An introduction to the social construction of sex and gender with a focus on the economic, political, social, and cultural forces that shape gender relations. Examines gender as a social structure that patterns institutional inequalities and everyday interactions on society. Also offered as CAS SO 241. M,W,F: 2:00-3:30pm
WS 305 B1 – Critical Issues in Women’s Studies. Middle Eastern women write. Exploration of feminist movements in the Middle East through works of literature. The impact on gender of colonialism, revolution, and migration. Micallef. Also offered as CAS XL 381 B1.M,W: 2:00-3:30pm
WS 340 A1 & B1 – Women, Race, and Gender in Mass Media. Develops student’s media literacy through hands on analysis of media and pop culture representations of women, femininity, and race; their relation to women’s lived experiences; and the place of “feminine” values in contemporary culture. Gottfried. W: 1:00-4:00 pm & Th: 2:00-5:00pm.
WS 344 A1 – Images of Women in Popular Fiction Formulaic genres – fairy tales, romance fiction, detective novels, horror stories, and science fiction–offer a medium for tracing the development of representations of women. Course analyzes women’s roles and functions in these genres, focusing on novels by American authors. Gottfried. T/Th: 12:30-2:30pm.
WS 348 A1 – Gender and International Development Analysis of significant gender disparities worldwide in education, livelihoods, crisis settings, and political voice. Interdisciplinary approach combines discussion of novels, films, research on development, and lessons from field experience. Ideas on the advancement of gender equality and women’s socio-economic empowerment. McSweeney. M: 1:00-4:00pm
WS 350 A1 – Women and Politics Readings, discussion, and field research on issues of women’s relationship to the processes of political influence, change, and empowerment. Analysis of public policy related to women and children. Also offered as CAS PO 342. Balser. T: 4:00-7:00 pm.