AMCULT 240 - Introduction to Women's Studies
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

A survey introduction to the critical, theoretical, and historical study of women and gender in America from a feminist perspective. Readings range across a wide body of feminist scholarship in order to familiarize students with key questions, theoretical tools, and issues within the field. The course aims to sharpen critical awareness of how gender operates in institutional and cultural contexts, in students’ own lives and the lives of others. Two questions are central to the course: How is gender created and maintained through social practices (e.g., ideology or media representations)? How do these gendered social practices intersect with other social categories, such as race and ethnicity, social class and sexuality? Because Women’s Studies grew out of women’s activism, this course explores the relationship between the generation of knowledge about women and gender, and how to bring about gender equity in a society where race and ethnicity matter. Most of the course materials are drawn from the U.S. context; however, several weeks’ readings and lectures address feminist work in other parts of the world and transnationally. Attendance at both lectures and discussion sections is mandatory.

AMCULT 240 - Introduction to Women's Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11130
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24
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
11131
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Section 012 of 240 is reserved for Honors students only.
004 (DIS)
P
11132
Open
2
 
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Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
11133
Open
6
 
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Th 6:00PM - 8:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
11134
Open
4
 
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
11135
Open
2
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
11136
Open
2
 
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
11137
Open
5
 
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W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
11138
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
21793
Open
3
14LSA Hnrs
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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Note:
Please note that the 8th edition is the most current version of this text, and we?ve chosen to assign it to maximize the resale value of your textbook. This text is also available as a downloadable e-textbook (see the course ctools site for details).
ISBN: 0073404306
Feminist frontiers, Author: [edited by] Verta Taylor, Leil, Publisher: McGraw-Hill 8th ed. 2009
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