|Title:||Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies|
This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary fields of both Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, which explore the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political arenas. It draws upon scholarship in women’s studies, masculinities studies, and queer studies, which themselves draw upon a variety of intellectual perspectives, including historical, psychological, rhetorical, sociological, literary, and biological. Students will use gender-based theory to look at the ways in which gender identification and representation influences individuals and societies. This course fulfills the core requirement in U.S. Pluralism.