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Fall 2008-2009
* WOM 201 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to the Study of Gender

Gayle Salamon

What exactly is gender? Is it just the contemporary name we give to sex? Or does it mean something different? How are ideas about sexuality and race implicated in our understanding of gender? This course will consider gender both as an object of study and an analytical category through which we read other cultural practices. We will explore some of the important themes and debates centrally concerned with the question of gender over the past hundred years, including feminist history, pornography and sexual freedom, gender and technology, and the politics of the veil.

Sample reading list:
Engels, Friedrich, Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
Anzaldua, Gloria, Borderlands/La Frontera
Fessler, Ann, The Girls Who Went Away
Woolf, Virginia, A Room of One's Own
Feinberg, Leslie, Stone Butch Blues
Sayers, Dorothy L., Are Women Human?
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150-200 pages of reading per week; two papers.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21902 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   McCosh Hall   2   Enrolled:27 Limit:60