Gender Studies | Women, Gender & Culture
G101 | 2442-2444 | Linda Hoke-Sinex


Women, Gender, & Culture provides an introduction to the
interdisciplinary study of gender - the social creation and cultural
representation of femininity and masculinity, 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 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.

The breadth of the course makes it an excellent preparation for those
planning to undertake further or more advanced studies of gender,
either within disciplines or interdisciplinary Gender Studies.