AMCULT 240 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

A survey introduction to the critical, theoretical, and historical study of women and gender from feminist and cross-cultural perspectives. 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, media representations, social norms)?

How do gendered social practices intersect with other social categories, such as race, ethnicity, class, disability, and sexuality?

Because Women’s and Gender Studies grew out of activism, this course will explore the relationship between how we generate critical knowledge about gender and how we work to use this knowledge to promote social justice at gender's intersection with other identities. The course materials are drawn from the US but also other cultural contexts.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include short writing assignments, active participation in the discussion section, and a final project that asks students to build on their own interests.

Schedule

AMCULT 240 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
10603
Open
12
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: The lecture for this class will be remote and synchronous. Students are expected to "attend" lecture remotely at its scheduled time. The discussion sections are expected to meet in person.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
10604
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
10605
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
10606
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
10607
Open
2
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
19142
Open
1
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
10608
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
10609
Closed
0
 
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Th 8:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
10610
Open
1
 
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W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
10611
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
19143
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
22648
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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013 (DIS)
 In Person
23140
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (DIS)
 In Person
23141
Closed
0
 
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W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
015 (DIS)
 In Person
26575
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
016 (DIS)
 In Person
26577
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
017 (DIS)
 In Person
26578
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
018 (DIS)
 In Person
26579
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
019 (DIS)
 In Person
26580
Open
1
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
020 (DIS)
 In Person
26581
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
021 (DIS)
 In Person
26576
Open
5
11LSA Hnrs
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This is the honors section.
022 (DIS)
 In Person
39273
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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