Mar 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

WGST 103 Q* - Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (3 credits)


Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that covers a vast range of issues. This introductory course gives an overview of the women’s movement in the U.S. and discusses its legacy in U.S. society today. It explores gender and sexuality as social constructions; special attention is given to how women and men negotiate these categories of identity on a personal-political level by looking at contemporary media and cultural productions. Readings focus especially on how gender norms influence the distribution of power and the creation of oppression. Students use feminist theory as a tool to become aware of these issues, to discuss them effectively, and to promote justice and equality in the U.S. and globally. F, S, Su.