Introduction to the field of gender, sexuality, and women's studies. Topics include key theoretical approaches to conceptualizing gender, sexuality, and power; how gender and sexuality are policed; and the relationship between gender, sexuality, and other social categories.
Mary Burke ()
Dates: May 18 - June 12, 2015
Take a look at womenagainstfeminism on tumblr and you?ll see that there is still a great deal of misinformation about and hostility toward feminism and gender, sexuality, and women?s studies (GSWS). This class will provide you with the tools to talk and think critically about gender and sexuality in everyday life. As part of the course, we will explore the history and development of feminism and GSWS in the US and learn about central concepts in the field. GSWS encompasses a diverse and expansive field of studies, including women?s studies, feminist studies, gender studies, masculinity studies, sexuality studies, LGBT studies, queer studies, and transgender studies. And it?s transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary, meaning that folks look at all these things from a number of disciplinary perspectives, including everything from English to sociology to biology. As such, this class is in no way exhaustive. So, please take this as a starting point in your GSWS education and continue to take courses and explore the field on your own. (A Few) Course Objectives This course will enable students to: ? understand gender and sexualities as socially constructed: connected to systems of power and inequality; shifting and unstable; and historically and culturally situated. ? explore how gender intersects with sexuality, as well as with other axes of identity and inequality including race and ethnicity, nationality, class, and dis/ability. ? understand and apply core concepts and theoretical perspectives in Gender, Sexuality, and Women?s Studies to the world around them. ? challenge taken-for-granted ?truths? about sex, gender, and sexuality that they are confronted with in everyday life. ? develop their reading, public speaking, and writing skills through work in and outside the classroom.
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