WMST 100: Global Representations of Women

WMST 100-DL1: Global Reps of Women
(Spring 2021)


Section Information for Spring 2021

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. The majority of the semester we will be examining gender as an analytical tool that affects and is affected by individuals, social structures, and their intersection. Additionally, this course explores portrayals of women and gender, primarily by using film, television, social media, memoirs and novels, both in the US and globally.

WMST 100 DL1 is a distance education section.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores ways women are portrayed around the world in advertising, film, TV, cartoons, and news media; literature and religious texts; as well as photography, and the visual and performing arts. Through interdisciplinary study, students evaluate the powerful effects these representations have on the political, economic, and social lives of women throughout the world. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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