WGS Minor Courses: Summer 2013

Summer One

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.

Summer Two

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.