Women's and Gender Studies

Summer 2017 

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ANTH 3310: Gender and Sex Roles: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
M-F 12:00 – 1:50, Summer II, 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.

ENGL 3367: Ethical Implications of Children’s Literature
M-F 12:00 – 1:50, Summer I, 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: Literary and Cultural Contexts of Disability: Gender, Care, and Justice
M-F 10:00 – 11:50, Summer I, 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.

HIST 3348: Changing American Families
M-F 10:00 – 11:50, Summer I, C. DeLuzio
Explores changes in American family life from the colonial period to the present. Seeks to understand how family ideals, structures and roles have shaped and been shaped by social and historical change.

SOCI 3351: Sociology of the Family
M-F 10:00 - 11:50, Summer I, B. Andercheck
M-F 12:00 – 1:50, Summer II, B. Andercheck
The purpose of this course is to enhance understanding of the relationship between social structure and the family. We will use sociological theories and concepts to describe/explain the historical development of the family, variations in the American family, and current issues and changes affecting the family.

WGST 2322: Gender: Images and Perspectives
M-F 10:00 – 11:50, Summer I, K. Boswell
Fulfills: WoK, IIC1, HD
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: Human Sexuality
M-F 2:00 – 3:50, Summer I, J. Caldwell-Ryan
Fulfills: WoK, IIC1, HD
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.