Women's and Gender Studies

Summer 2015


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ECO 4351: Labor Economics

Summer I M-F 12:00 – 1:50, D. Millimet
Summer II M-F 10:00 – 11:50, 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 3367/CF 3364: Ethical Implications of Children's Literature

Summer I 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 I 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 I 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 2322/CFA 3302: Gender: Images and Perspectives

Summer I M-F 10:00 – 11:50, J. Lott
Summer II M-F 2:00 – 3:50, J. Mavity Maddalena
An introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender as a category for social and cultural analysis. The course explores the way femininity and masculinity are represented and experienced in relation to one another, as well as to other categories of identity (e.g., race, class). It prepares students to take other more specialized courses offered by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

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.