Gender Studies | Gender, Culture and Society
G101 | 8505 | Schalk, S


Gender, Culture & Society provides an introduction to the
interdisciplinary study of gender - the social creation and cultural
representation of femininity and masculinity - by examining relevant
beliefs, practices, debates and political struggles. Lectures,
readings, and class discussions consider how people of different
races, ethnicities, classes, and nationalities in various historical
periods have assumed gendered identities. Topics may include:
romantic love and marriage; sexuality; parenthood, reproduction,
birth control and new reproductive technologies; interpersonal
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.