WOMENSTD 240 - Introduction to Women's Studies
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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.

WOMENSTD 240 - Introduction to Women's Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
15983
Open
18
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
15985
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
15987
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
15989
Open
5
 
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Th 6:00PM - 8:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
15991
Open
4
 
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
15993
Open
1
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
15995
Open
1
 
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
15997
Closed
0
 
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W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
15999
Open
3
 
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Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
32401
Open
5
 
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0073404306
Feminist frontiers, Author: [edited by] Verta Taylor, Nancy Whittier, Leila J. Rupp., Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education 8th ed. 2009
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