Section Information for Spring 2017
This is an introductory course that seeks to examine the role of gender in various social institutions. We will begin by exploring the origins of sex differences as well as discuss the role of socialization in gender differences. Students will be provided with the terminology and tools to successfully engage in feminist dialogue about culture and society. We will learn about representations of race, sexuality, class, gender and sex in a variety of ways. We will discuss and analyze issues facing sexual and gender minorities, how these cultural forces are reproduced, and finally how they are creatively protested and challenged. This course primarily explores portrayals of transgender and cisgender women by using film, television, novels and ethnographic research, both in the US and globally.
Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.
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