Honors | Gender, Culture & Society
G101 | 26764 | Helen Gremillion
This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study
of gender – the social creation and cultural representation of
femininity and masculinity. We will examine beliefs and practices
surrounding sexual difference as matters of political struggle and
Lectures, readings, and class discussions cover several historical
periods, and consider how people of different races, ethnicities,
classes, and nationalities experience their identities as gendered.
Topics include: romantic love and marriage; sexuality; parenthood,
reproduction, and new reproductive technologies; the sexual politics
of violence; the scientific study of sexual differences; fitness,
health, body image, and popular culture; the sexual division of
labor and economic development; and feminist movements.