AMCULT 240 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

A survey introduction to the critical, theoretical, and historical study of women and gender from feminist and cross-cultural perspectives. Readings range across a wide body of feminist scholarship in order to familiarize students with key questions, theoretical tools, and issues within the field. The course aims to sharpen critical awareness of how gender operates in institutional and cultural contexts, in students’ own lives and the lives of others. Two questions are central to the course:

How is gender created and maintained through social practices (e.g., ideology or media representations)?

How do these gendered social practices intersect with other social categories, such as race, ethnicity, class, disability, and sexuality?

Because Women’s and Gender Studies grew out of activism, this course will explore the relationship between how we generate critical knowledge about gender and how we work to use this knowledge to promote social justice at gender's intersection with other identities. Most of the course materials are drawn from the US context; however, we will also engage with feminist issues and activism in other parts of the world and transnationally.

Class Format:

Students will still have asynchronous options for both lectures. Synchronous attendance will not be required for the lectures. 

Course exams will be in person.

Schedule

AMCULT 240 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
25138
Open
15
 
20
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
25139
Closed
0
 
4
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (DIS)
 In Person
22693
Closed
0
 
1
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (DIS)
 In Person
25140
Open
1
 
8
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
005 (DIS)
 In Person
25141
Closed
0
 
-
W 6:00PM - 8:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
006 (DIS)
 In Person
25142
Closed
0
 
-
Th 8:00AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
007 (DIS)
 In Person
10831
Closed
0
 
6
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
008 (DIS)
 In Person
10832
Open
1
 
-
F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
009 (DIS)
 In Person
10833
Closed
0
 
-
F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
010 (DIS)
 In Person
22694
Closed
0
 
-
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
011 (DIS)
 In Person
10834
Closed
0
 
-
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
012 (DIS)
 In Person
24214
Open
13
15LSA Hnrs
-
F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: This section is for students in the LSA Honors Program.

Textbooks/Other Materials

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Syllabi

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