Gender Studies | Women, Gender, and Culture
G101 | 2406 | Helen Gremillion


This course introduces the interdisciplinary study of gender - the
social creation and cultural representation of femininity and
masculinity. It examines some of the beliefs and practices surrounding
sexual difference as matters of political struggle and debate.
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 may include: romantic love and marriage, sexuality, parenthood,
reproductive technologies; the sexual politics of violence; the
scientific study of sexual difference; fitness, health, body image,
and popular culture, the sexual division of labor and economic
development.