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SP.401 / WGS.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Spring 2005

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dc.contributor.author Surkan, Kim en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005-06
dc.identifier SP.401-Spring2005
dc.identifier local: SP.401
dc.identifier local: WGS.401
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-a965d9e4b1d3f25e2682900d0a5abf97
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/52816
dc.description.abstract An interdisciplinary subject that draws on literature, history, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and feminist theory to examine our cultural assumptions about gender, trace the effects of new scholarship on traditional disciplines, and increase awareness of the history and experience of women as half the world's population. From the course home page: Course Description This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions, and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts feminist scholars have developed as tools for thinking about gendered experience. In addition, we will study the interconnections among systems of oppression (such as sexism, racism, classism, ethnocentrism, homophobia/heterosexism, transphobia, ableism and others). In this course you will learn to "read" and analyze gender, exploring how it impacts our understanding of the world. en_US
dc.language en-US en_US
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dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject women's studies en_US
dc.subject feminist en_US
dc.subject sexism en_US
dc.subject racism en_US
dc.subject classism en_US
dc.subject ethnocentrism en_US
dc.subject homophobia en_US
dc.subject heterosexism en_US
dc.subject transphobia en_US
dc.subject ableism en_US
dc.subject women's reproduction en_US
dc.subject sexuality en_US
dc.subject families en_US
dc.subject motherhood en_US
dc.subject globalization en_US
dc.subject body image en_US
dc.subject activism en_US
dc.subject body image en_US
dc.subject socialization en_US
dc.subject feminism en_US
dc.subject oppression en_US
dc.subject WMN.401 en_US
dc.title SP.401 / WGS.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Spring 2005 en_US
dc.title.alternative Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies en_US


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