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WOMEN'S, GENDER & SEXUALITY ST

WGSS-350 Interpreting Gender in Culture (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. An exploration of diverse aspects of gender experience from different disciplinary perspectives. Rotating topics focus on specific subjects, integrating recent scholarship and interdisciplinary contexts. Representative topics include gender and violence, gay and lesbian documentary, masculinities, and international feminisms.

WGSS-350 001
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Feminist Artists of the Diaspora
This course examines the work of "African" women visual, music, literary, and performance artists in the United States, the English-speaking Caribbean, and Africa whose work actively explores the intersectionality of feminism, race, and post-colonialism to create a formidable statement about globalism and art as a transformative personal and political tool. Meets with PERF-450 003.
WGSS-350 002
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Lifelong Sexuality and Intimacy
This course takes students on an academic journey from hooking up in college to hooking up in senior centers, as people are living--and dating--longer than ever. The curriculum addresses sexuality across the lifespan, with a particular focus on how intimacy changes as life changes. The course considers how sex and intimacy change after a number of significant life events, including childbirth, illness, infidelity, coming out, breaking up, midlife, menopause, and through the "golden years." This course is designed for a non-gender specific audience and gives both a modern take and historical perspective on the acceptance and prevalence of embracing one's sexuality throughout the lifespan. Meets with WSEM-396 002T.
WGSS-350 003
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Gender in Media
Students use a feminist, interdisciplinary lens to explore how media influences American conceptions of identity, including race, class, gender, and sexuality. The course examines how marginalized groups are represented in contemporary popular media including in movies, television, music, and advertising with particular attention to how ever-powerful and consolidated media institutions shape what is seen in media. Students also explore the emerging role of social media as a possible new alternative media space to corporate media.
WGSS-350 006S
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Geographies of Gender and Development in Africa
Offered in Nairobi, Kenya through the AU Abroad program, this course investigates a number of competing conceptions of development within the African context from a gendered perspective. The underlying political, economic, social, and gender dynamics that make development a continuing global problem are explored by looking at issues such as health and reproductive rights, livelihoods and land rights, human security, and political participation. It examines women's contributions to, challenges to, and revisions of the terms of key conceptual and political debates in development.
WGSS-350 007S
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: The Long Walk to Equality: Moving towards Change in Spain
A comprehensive course which investigates gender identity, equality, and feminism in Spain. The course informs students about the role of women in Spain and approaches the subject from both a historical and contemporary point of view. Students are introduced to both political and social movements taking place in modern day Spain that affect the role of women in society. Other key points addressed include the historic role of Spanish women under Francisco Franco and through the transition to democracy, domestic violence, and women in the media. Offered through the AU Abroad program in Madrid, Spain.
WGSS-350 008
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Women in East Asia: Modern Transformation
The course examines continuities and changes in social and family structures and gender roles in modern China, Japan, and Korea. With a focus on women's places in the family and in society and the evolution of ideas of gender and sexuality in East Asia, the course examines social, political and ideological transformation of gender roles in East Asian societies and their relations to social changes. By doing so, the course also explores the history of East Asian women in comparison with that in the West and reconsiders the idea of "patriarchy" in the East Asian context. Meets with ASIA-396 001.
WGSS-350 009
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: The Gay 80s
The 1980s signaled a renewed emergence of gays and lesbians in mainstream America. Challenged as never before by the menace and stigma of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), the path of the modern Gay and Lesbian Movement and the perception of its community was recast. This course follows the history of gay and lesbian activism through this transformative decade, as the community mobilized to fight the epidemic and became increasingly visible and involved in American culture, entertainment, media, and politics.
WGSS-350 010OL
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Gender and Violence
This course addresses gender-based violence including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking from a historical, sociological, and legal perspective. Readings emphasize current issues and responses and include an analysis of the dynamics of gender-based violence within diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and immigrant statuses.
WGSS-350 002
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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WGSS-350 003
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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WGSS-350 004
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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WGSS-350 005
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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WGSS-350 001
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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WGSS-350 D01
Term: SUMMER 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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WGSS-350 F01
Term: SUMMER 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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