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WGSS 263S - Social and Political Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. The course is designed to introduce students to the broad fields of women?s, gender, and sexuality studies through an overview of a number of the theoretical and experiential perspectives of WGSS from a social science perspective. Students will analyze the history of feminism, women?s studies, gender studies, and the growing field of queer studies; biological and psychological theories of gender; the social construction of gender as a product of history and culture; the relationship between gender and other categories of difference (race, sexual orientation, class, ethnicity); family and work; gender-based violence; the relationship between politics, economics, and gender; the representation of gender in popular culture; health and reproduction; and activism.

Gen Ed Attributes: Social Sciences Course (S)