WMST 450: Current Topics in Women and Gender Studies

WMST 450-002: Gendr Sexuality & Human Rights
(Fall 2017)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Robinson A412

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course will explore the globalization of women’s and LGBTIQ human rights discourses from a transnational perspective. During the course of the semester, we will consider some of the social and political movements as well as the kinds of legal and policy-making arguments that have helped to shape both gender and sexual rights advocacy. We will examine a variety of texts—anthropological, cinematic, literary, and legal—across a range of disciplines, including disability studies, conflict analysis, critical legal studies, and film and media studies, to name but a few.Issues we will address include the following: women’s human rights and the war on terrorism; rape and sexual violence; sex work and sex trafficking; HIV/AIDS; children’s human rights; lesbian, gay, Our goal is to examine how the discourse of human rights maps vulnerability onto certain bodies—and not others—and how these bodies take on the burden of representation in domestic and international politics and law.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Studies selected topics central to contemporary women and gender studies. Includes topics such as women and violence, women and international development, women's myth and ritual, LGBTQ topics, the history and politics of sexuality, disability, transnational issues and religion. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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