WGS 150 - Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Beyond the Grind: Feminist Theories of Work, Rest, Pleasure, and Care
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

"Darling, I told you several times before. I have no dream job. I do not dream of labor.” Over the past few years, this anti-work phrase has been showing up all over social media. But what does it really mean to be anti-work? Is it a viable form of politics or a mere soundbite? And how does it apply to your life as a college student and worker? Together, we will explore these questions by reading feminist, anti-capitalist, and anti-racist texts by Tricia Hersey, Audre Lorde, Kathi Weeks, adrienne maree brown, The Care Collective, and others. We’ll examine the often-unquestioned idea that one must work for a living. We’ll talk about the politics of resting, caring, and pleasure. In addition to these readings, you’ll be given the opportunity to cultivate and document your own rest, care, and pleasure practices. 

Course Requirements:

Assignments will include active in-class participation, some written assignments, doing primary source research, visiting museums and/or libraries on campus, and getting eight hours of sleep.

Intended Audience:

Enrollment is restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.

Schedule

WGS 150 - Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
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2Enrollment Management
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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