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Gndr, Sexuality, & Wms Stdies: D2:Gender Sexuality Wmn's Stdy

GSWS 001 OL1 (CRN: 61282)

3 Credit Hours

About GSWS 001 OL1

This course introduces the basic vocabulary of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies through an exploration of central questions in the field. What is the difference between sex and gender and how are the two related? What are sexual and gender identities? How are sex, gender, and sexuality shaped by society, culture, and history? What is their relationship to politics? How do gender and sexuality intersect with each other as well as with other aspects of identity/experience like race and class? What is meant by terms like sexism, heterosexism, heteronormativity, homonormativity, transmisogyny, and cisgender privilege? How are sex, gender, and sexuality created and maintained in mainstream culture? How have social movements challenged and changed norms around gender and sexuality? We will explore these and other questions throughout this semester-long introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

Notes

Dates: July 15 - August 9, 2019

Section Description

This course introduces the basic vocabulary of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies through an exploration of central questions in the field. What is the difference between sex and gender and how are the two related? What are sexual and gender identities? How are sex, gender, and sexuality shaped by society, culture, and history? What is their relationship to politics? How do gender and sexuality intersect with each other as well as with other aspects of identity/experience like race and class? What is meant by terms like sexism, heterosexism, heteronormativity, homonormativity, transmisogyny, and cisgender privilege? How are sex, gender, and sexuality created and maintained in mainstream culture? How have social movements challenged and changed norms around gender and sexuality? We will explore these and other questions throughout this introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

Section Expectation

This is a fast-paced four-week, three-credit online course. The class will involve weekly assigned readings, reading responses, discussion board posts, and blogs.

Evaluation

Reading Response Journal - 20%; Discussion Board - 40%; Blog - 40%

Meetings

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Location

Online Course (View Campus Map)