Women's and Gender Studies

Summer 2014

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ANTH 3310/CFB 3310: Gender and Sex Roles: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Summer I M-F 10:00 – 11:50, J. Lott
A comparison of the life experiences of women and men throughout the world. We will discuss women's and men's relative power and influence, personality attributes, roles and responsibilities as shaped by both biology and culture.

ECO 4351: Labor Economics

Summer I M-F 12:00 – 1:50, D. Millimet
Summer II M-F 10:00 – 11:50 AM, D. Millimet

Within the framework of various market theories, this course will explore wages, discrimination, effects of unions, unemployment rates, international labor migration and the changes wrought in recent years by the influx of women in the labor force, including subsequent effects on economic theory and policy.

ENGL 3377: Literature and the Construction of Homosexuality

Summer I M-F 2:00 – 3:50, R. Bozorth
A historical exploration of how same-sex desire has been represented and understood in modern literature, as considered in the context of philosophical, religious, and scientific texts since the ancient world.

ENGL 3367/CF 3364: Ethical Implications of Children's Literature

Summer II M-F 10:00 – 11:50, M. Satz
An examination of children’s literature from an ethical perspective, particularly notions of morality and evil with emphasis upon issues of colonialism, race, ethnicity, gender, and class.

ENGL 3379/CFA 3379: Literary and Cultural Contexts Of Disability: Gender, Care, And Justice  

Summer II M-F 12:00 – 1:50, M. Satz
This course explores issues of disability from literary, cultural, and philosophical perspectives.  It grapples with current debates in disability studies providing the student with a variety of contexts to examine them.

RELI 3375/ CF 3343: Wives, Mothers, Lovers, Queens: Expressions of the Feminine Divine in World Religions and Cultures

Summer II M-F 2:00 – 3:50, S. Frolov
Comparative study of the images of feminine divine in India, Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine, Egypt, ancient Israel and Greece.  Special attention will be paid to the paradox of a powerful female deity in a male-dominated culture, the role of such deities in the empowerment of women, both in the past and today, and the problem of divine masculinity in monotheism.

WGST 3380/CFA 3303: Human Sexuality

Summer I M-F 2:00 - 3:50, J. Caldwell-Ryan
This course explores the biosocial aspects of human sexuality and sex behaviors from a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspective, addressing a wide range or theoretical and pragmatic social issues.