RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Section: 013 Men, Women and Power: Cross-Cultural Case Studies
Term: FA 2017
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 in two cultures of Indonesia and South India. We will ask:

  • how are boys and girls socialized as young children?
  • Who has more power — men or women?
  • Do some Indonesian and South Indian women rebel against the strict traditional roles of women in their society?
  • And how are gender values expressed in traditional Indonesian and Indian music and dance?

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 the South Indian group, we will see that women are denied a role in the performing arts yet idealized.

Course Requirements:

We will explore these fascinating and perplexing issues by reading a novel, short stories, a life history, and a play. At the end of the academic term, we will put on a short concert of gamelan music, dressed in traditional Javanese dress. Throughout the course, we will write many papers.

Intended Audience:

No previous knowledge of music or dance is necessary.

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
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ISBN: 0140256350
This earth of mankind, Author: Toer, Pramoedya Ananta, 1925-2006., Publisher: Penguin 1996
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ISBN: 1439562636
The Elements of Style., Publisher: Paw Prints 2008
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ISBN: 1571318275
Cracking India : a Novel, Author: Sidhwa, Bapsi., Publisher: Milkweed Editions 2010
Required
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