WGS 257 - Special Topics in the Social Sciences
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Ghosting: Intimate Endings
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected twice for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Partial Term 10/24/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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This mini-course explores the affective, social, and personal experiences of "ghosting" in the contemporary United States. A slang term now in the common lexicon, ghosting describes a sudden and unexpected social disconnection between people, often who had some kind of previously intimate relationship. In popular media, ghosting is often used as evidence of generational differences or problems. Approaching these media representations critically, we will examine ghosting and the public discourse about it through an intersectional gendered lens. How do gender, race, and class, among other identifying characteristics, play into people's experiences of ghosting? What, if anything, does ghosting tell us about intimate norms, desirable relationships, and the work of disconnecting?


Class Format:

This class will be offered synchronously at its scheduled time.


WGS 257 - Special Topics in the Social Sciences
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Partial Term 10/24/22 - 12/9/22
Note: WGS 257.001 Ghosting: Intimate Endings is a one credit SS mini course that meets the second seven weeks of the term.

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