AMCULT 240 - Introduction to Women's Studies
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Waitlist Notes:
Please note it is unlikely that it will be possible to switch sections once enrolled. Please consider carefully your schedule before enrolling in your section choice.
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.

AMCULT 240 - Introduction to Women's Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
10893
Open
265
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
10894
Open
25
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
26158
Open
25
 
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W 5:00PM - 7:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
10895
Open
25
 
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Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
10896
Open
25
 
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Th 6:00PM - 8:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
10897
Open
25
 
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
10898
Open
25
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
10899
Open
25
 
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Th 8:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
10900
Open
25
 
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W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
26159
Open
25
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
10901
Open
25
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
31198
Open
14
15LSA Hnrs
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 0078027004
Women's voices, feminist visions : classic and contemporary readings, Author: [edited by] Susan M. Shaw, Janet Lee, Oregon State University. Sixth edit 2014
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