This is an archived course. A more recent version may be available at ocw.mit.edu.
Dr. Andrea Walsh
Dr. Elizabeth Fox
SP.401 / WGS.401
This course offers an introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field that asks critical questions about the meaning of gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. Gender scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as law, culture, work, medicine and the family.
Two instructors alternate teaching this subject. Each version focuses on different topics to introduce students to women's and gender studies.
Andrea Walsh, and Elizabeth Fox. SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Fall 2010. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), https://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA