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

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dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2005 2010-03-25T10:13:16Z 2010-03-25T10:13:16Z 2005-06
dc.identifier SP.401-Spring2005
dc.identifier.other SP.401
dc.identifier.other WGS.401
dc.identifier.other IMSCP-MD5-a965d9e4b1d3f25e2682900d0a5abf97
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
dc.language.iso en-US
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dc.subject women en
dc.subject gender en
dc.subject women's studies en
dc.subject feminist en
dc.subject sexism en
dc.subject racism en
dc.subject classism en
dc.subject ethnocentrism en
dc.subject homophobia en
dc.subject heterosexism en
dc.subject transphobia en
dc.subject ableism en
dc.subject women's reproduction en
dc.subject sexuality en
dc.subject families en
dc.subject motherhood en
dc.subject globalization en
dc.subject body image en
dc.subject activism en
dc.subject body image en
dc.subject socialization en
dc.subject feminism en
dc.subject oppression en
dc.subject WMN.401 en
dc.title SP.401 / WGS.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Spring 2005 en
dc.title.alternative Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies en
dc.audience.educationlevel Undergraduate
dc.subject.cip 050207 en
dc.subject.cip Women's Studies en

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