WGS 345 - Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Sexual Violence and the State
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (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
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
WGS/AMCULT 240 (WOMENSTD/AMCULT 240).
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course examines, through a comparative, transnational, and intersectional feminist lens, the complex relationship(s) between sexual violence and the state under differing historical contexts and in diverse geographical locations. We will interrogate the colonial and the postcolonial, “first” and “third” worlds, text and context. Tracing how gender intersects with race, religion, nation, social class, and sexuality, we will frame sexual violence as simultaneously personal and political as we critically examine the political, cultural, legal, regulatory and discursive roles of the state. Some of the material focuses on South Asia; however, the scope of the course is historically and geographically broad. The course is interdisciplinary; we will draw from historical, literary, visual, political, sociological and other perspectives and the productive interstices between them. We will weave together theoretical, analytical, and creative (e.g. fiction, film, art) texts. There will also be in-class case studies that we will collectively examine.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include a film essay, a final project, a class presentation, and a take-home final exam.

Intended Audience:

Women and Gender Studies majors; Gender, Race and Nation minors; Gender and Health majors and minors. Students interested in feminism and global studies.

Schedule

WGS 345 - Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context
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