WOMENSTD 240 - Introduction to Women's Studies
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
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.

Course Requirements:

Attendance at both lectures and discussion sections is mandatory.

Intended Audience:

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Class Format:

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WOMENSTD 240 - Introduction to Women's Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12162
Open
17
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (DIS)
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12163
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1
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
12164
Open
4
 
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W 5:00PM - 7:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
12165
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
12166
Open
3
 
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Th 6:00PM - 8:00PM
006 (DIS)
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20498
Closed
0
 
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
12167
Open
1
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
12168
Open
1
 
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Th 8:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
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12169
Open
4
 
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W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
12170
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
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20499
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0
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (DIS)
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25404
Closed
0
7LSA Hnrs
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Honors Section
013 (DIS)
P
26423
Open
2
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (DIS)
P
26424
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
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