SP.401 / WGS.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Fall 2007
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
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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.
women's studies, gender, transsexual, women's movement, women's rights, declaration of independence, madness, illness, patriarchy, female pathology, socialization, ethnicity, race, gender roles, social construction, biological essentialism, embodiment, body image, representation of women, sexuality, reproductive politics, work, violence, feminism