GWS 150B1: Gender in a Contemporary Society Soto
- MW 10:00-10:50am Lecture
DIS 001A F 9:00-9:50am
DIS 001B F 9:00-9:50am
DIS 001C F 10:00-10:50am
DIS 001D F 10:00-10:50am
DIS 001E F 11:00-11:50am
DIS 001F F 11:00-11:50am
DIS 001G F 12:00-12:50pm
DIS 001H F 12:00-12:50pm
This course will encourage students to consider the ways in which gender influences issues of self-identity, social differences, and social status. It will provide students with an understanding of the connections between individuals and institutions such as mass media, the disciplines of science and medicine, and political and economic systems.
GWS 160C1: Technology and Society: Introduction to Science, Technology and Society Croissant
- Full Online
GWS 200: Women and Western Culture
- 200-001 Lecture MWF 10:00-10:50am
- 200-002 Lecture TR 11:00-12:15pm
- 200-101 Lecture Fully Online 7.5 week Ocotber 11 - December 5, 2018
Examines the various ways in which women have been depicted in western philosophy, literature, and the arts from the classical Greek period to the present. Explores women's cultural expressions and representations of themselves.
GWS/HIST 202: History of Modern Sexualities
- TR 9:30-10:45am
Cross cultural history of the relationship of modern sexualities and the rise of capitalism, secularism, urbanization, imperialism, sexology, and sexual identity politics from the eighteenth century to the present.
GWS 240: Gender in a Transnational World
- 240-001 Lecture MWF 9:00-9:50am
- 240-002 Lecture TR 9:30-10:45am MacCorquodale
This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to concepts of gender and an understanding of how gender shapes U.S. society, economy, politics, and culture. Through readings, guest lectures, discussions, films, and writing assignments, students learn how race, class, sexuality, culture, religion, and geopolitics inform gender. Focusing on topics including work, family, body, media, political organizing, and tourism, the course also explores how U.S. gender systems have shaped and been shaped by colonialism, capitalism, warfare, and interactions with people in other parts of the world, historically and now.
GWS 260: Sex, Gender, and Technology Stryker
- Lecture Online (This is a hybrid course)
DIS 001A T 9:30-10:45am
DIS 001B R 9:30-10:45am
Introduction to the study of sexual identities, communities and politics as they relate to gender, race and class in different cultural contexts. Special attention is given to social justice perspectives. Course is interdisciplinary in its approach, using literature, history, arts, and social science.
GWS 305-001: Feminist Theories Klotz
- TR 11:00-12:15pm
Explores feminist theories from various disciplines, analytical frameworks, and subject areas. Examines the construction, differentiation, and representation of the genders in different cultural settings, and the ways that race, class, sexuality, and geopolitics inform gender.
This course takes a historical approach to the topic of feminist theories, looking at how the struggle for women’s rights has shifted and developed over time, from the suffragist campaign for women’s voting rights to the #MeToo movement. We will engage feminist theory as it relates to the issues of the First, Second and Third Waves, from the sex debates to black feminism, from socialist feminism to questions of intersectionality and the relationship between the role of gender in anticolonial struggles. We will situate these theoretical approaches within a broader cultural framework, examining works of literature and film, as well as discussing contemporary examples in popular culture. We will also examine the question of what defines the “feminine” in feminist theory, and how states of in-betweenness, as represented by trans* and intersex subject positions, throw the very basis of gender analysis into question.
With theoretical readings by: Friedrich Engels, Sojourner Truth, Simone de Beauvoir, Betty Friedan, Audre Lorde, Shulamith Firesone, Leslie Fiedler, Adrienne Rich, Katherine McKinnon, Andrea Dworkin, Gayle Rubin, Judith Butler, Lucé Irigaray, Monique Wittig, Gayatri Spivak, Angela Davis, bell hooks, Laura Mulvey, Donna Harraway, Kimberle Crenshaw, Ann Fausto Sterling, Jack Halberstam, Hortense Spillers, Patricia Hill Collins, Julia Serano, Dean Spade, and others;
Literary readings: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper, Doris Lessing, The Fifth Child, Octavia Butler: Parable of the Sower; Phoebe Robinson, You Can’t Touch My Hair; and Films: The Vagina Monologues, Vertigo, Thelma and Louise, Dear White People, Ex Machina, Orange is the New Black, and Wonder Woman.
GWS 308-001: Gender, Labor, and Families MacCorquodale
- TR 2:00-3:15pm
This class will engage with and challenge our taken-for-granted understandings by introducing a critical perspective on families. Approaching families as social institutions that are constructed, contested, and transformed in relation to larger social forces such as globalization and gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, and class-based inequalities, we will explore families in their diversity and complexity. We will learn about the different ways in which families reproduce the societies they are part of, through the literal reproduction of human beings and the provision of their everyday needs, as well as through the reproduction of social inequalities. We will also examine the labors this reproduction recruits, with an emphasis on the increasingly commodified and transnational flows of reproductive labor. At the end of this class, you will be familiar with the contents and discontents of the multiple family arrangements that characterize contemporary American society.
GWS 309-001: Queer Theories Hayward
- TR 12:30-1:45pm
Explores theories and critiques of sexuality, gender, race and nation, as they have been organized under the concept of `queer theory.' Topics include: historical emergence of queer theory in relation to histories of feminism, lesbian & gay studies, and social activism; queer of color critique; transgender activism and studies; theories of sexuality; the critique of identity; sexual cultures; and similarities and differences within lesbian, gay, trans, and queer theories.
GWS 312-001: Latina/o Pop: Race, Gender, Sexuality & Popular Culture
- TR 2:00-3:15pm
GWS 317-001: Science Fiction Studies Croissant
- Fully Online
GWS 354-001: Feminist Literary Theories Soto
- T 3:30-6:00pm
Traces the development of feminist literary theories from early modern origins to the present.
GWS 358-001: U.S. 3rd World Feminisms: Theory, History, Practice Galarte
- MW 3:30-4:45pm
This interdisciplinary course examines key works by those women of color whose political and cultural investments in a collaborative, cross-cultural critique of U.S. imperialism and heteronormativity has been called "U.S. Third World Feminisms."
GWS 386-001: Race/Gender: Genealogies, Formations, Politics
- TR 9:30-10:45am
GWS 415/515-001: Chicana/o Literary & Historical Recovery Projects Perez
The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a formative period in Chicana/o literary and cultural history, especially for women. This course tracks the gendered, racial, linguistic, and national shifts marked by the literary and historical records left by cultural producers as they now receive critical attention as "recovered" texts.
GWS 498-001: Senior Capstone Geary
- TR 2:00-3:15pm
GWS 539A-001: Feminist Theories I Hayward
- R 3:30-6:00pm
GWS 596T-001: Queer--Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender--Histories of North America Stryker
- M 3:30-6:00pm
GWS 645-001: Psychoanalysis and Cultural Theory Geary
- T 3:30-6:00pm