RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Section: 014 Men, Women and Power: Cross-Cultural Case Studies
Term: FA 2009
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Relations between the sexes, courting and marriage are not without controversy in our own culture. What are they like in other cultures? We will be investigating these issues for Indonesia. We will ask: how are boys and girls socialized as young children? Who has more power – men or women? Do some Indonesian women rebel against the strict traditional roles of women in their society? And how are gender values expressed in the traditional music of Indonesia? We will discover that in one ethnic group in Indonesia, women have more control over money than do men, but nonetheless men have more power and prestige than women. In another group, gender ideals that many Americans hold dear – egalitarian relations between the sexes, marriage based on shared activities, and freedom to choose one’s spouse – are not operative, but the marriages are nonetheless successful. We will explore these fascinating and perplexing issues by reading a novel, a memoir and a life history and by learning to play Indonesian music, particularly the music of the gamelan, an ensemble of gongs, drums, and xylophones. (No previous knowledge of music is necessary.) At the end of the semester, we will put on a short concert of gamelan music, dressed in traditional Javanese dress.

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
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20291
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:30PM
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20293
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22943
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25635
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25637
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25639
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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25641
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:30PM
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25643
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25645
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25647
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37073
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31485
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
014 (SEM)
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29191
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1RC Ugrd
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
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