GWS 101

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Gender in Everyday Life. 3 Hours.

Course Description

An interdisciplinary introduction to GWS that draws on the humanities and social sciences. Emphasizes intersections of gender, race, sexuality, class, and nation. Addresses historical and contemporary debates, focusing primarily on U.S. concerns. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.

Past Texts

bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody

Ann Braithwaite & Catherine M. Orr,  Everyday Women’s and Gender Studies: Introductory Concepts

Caren Kaplan & Inderpal Grewal, An Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World

Sojourner Truth, “Ain’t I a Woman?”

Gloria Anzaldua, “Toward a Mestiza Consciousness”

Lorena Garcia,  ‘”Now Why Do You Want To Know About That? Heteronormativity, Sexism, and Racism in the Sexual (Mis)education of Latina Youth”‘

Lila Abu-Lughod, “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Other”