Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Note: Course details for Summer 2019 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in Summer 2018 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

College of Arts & Sciences

Topics in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

CAS WS 305

Topic for Summer 2018: Reproductive Rights and Justice. Analyzes the history, cultural and societal attitudes, and politics of reproduction and sexual health in the United States and globally. Looks at legal rights and freedoms relating to specific topics such as sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, contraception, sterilization, abortion, and assisted reproductive technology. Investigates how these issues are connected to other social justice issues such as education, health care, welfare, and labor rights. Studies the impact of reproductive policies on communities, with particular attention to historically marginalized groups, including people of color, people with disabilities, intersexed people, transgender people, LGB people, people with low socio-economic status, and people in prison. The course investigates the activities of different social movements and political systems and examines recent US Supreme Court cases, other relevant US laws, and the influence of various United Nations treaties and bodies. 4 cr.

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American Masculinities

CAS WS 352

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.

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