2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WGST 110 - Gender History and Social Issues

3 Credits
The course will introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of women, gender, and sexuality (WGSS) studies by exploring social and historical issues through a gender lens. Students will study scholarly essays and monographs in addition to primary texts to discern key questions, theories, and practices in WGSS. One of the primary objectives of the course is to instigate and develop independent, critical thinking about issues of gender, sexuality, and social action around gender and sexual inequity. Students will explore key roles that gender and sexuality play as both individual markers of identity and collective and systematic mechanisms of societies and cultures. In addition to studying historical and social issues to understand how women and men have acted as historical and social agents, how they have questioned their historical and social roles, and how they have contributed to historical and social change. In particular, we will consider how the intersectionality of class, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, and spirituality affect perceptions, experiences and socio-cultural practices. 

*Fulfills Civitae Core FHCI
*Fulfills General Education Goal 8


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