07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M
Section Information for Fall 2021
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 gender and sexual rights advocacy. We will examine a variety of texts—anthropological, cinematic, literary, and legal—across a range of disciplines, including women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies, anthropology, conflict analysis, political science, critical legal studies, and film and media studies, to name 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, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights; and disability rights. In doing so, 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
WMST 508 DL1 is a distance education section. Students will be required to meet virtually at the scheduled times.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.