Aug 17, 2022
WGSS 4900 - Special Topics in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Focuses on specific topics of interest in the field of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Requisites: WGSS 1000 and (Jr or Sr)
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 hours.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to describe the role of gender and sexuality in social meanings and practices.
- Students will be able to recognize gender as a system of social relationships and shared practices that shape understandings of concepts such as masculinity, femininity, gay, straight, bi, and trans.
- Students will be able to differentiate the terms sex, sexuality and gender as they are conventionally used in scientific, cultural and political practices.
- Students will be able to compare and contrast gendered meanings and practices across different cultural, historical and structural contexts.
- Students will be able to identify gender and sexuality as systems of social relationships practiced differently in different social and cultural contexts.
- Students will be able to identify intersections between gender and other systems of organized privilege¿race, class, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, for example.
- Students will be able to critically evaluate the respective roles of sex, gender and sexuality in existing social orders and articulate normative conventions and alternatives.
- Students will be able to identify and evaluate a range of humanist, feminist, post-feminist and queer normative arguments.
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