2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

GEN 101 Introduction to Gender Studies

3 hours 

This course introduces students to the central themes and theories of gender studies. By examining scholarly articles and texts from a broad range of academic disciplines and cultural perspectives, we will explore how societal definitions of gender shape people's lives. In the process, the course will address questions about connections between biology and sex, and will explore how differences between race, ethnicity, class, and sexual identities complicate theories of universal female and male experiences. The course will introduce key terms in the interdisciplinary field of gender studies as well as important debates about education, work and economics, medicine, bodies, families, love and sex that have shaped national and international gender scholarship.




This course satisfies the Flexible Core: Individual and Society area of the Gen Ed Program.