ANTH 444: Introduction to Medical Anthropology
Overview of methods and contemporary topics in medical anthropology. Explores how health, illness, healing have been conceptualized and socially patterned across diverse human cultures. How processes and structures within economic systems (including poverty, political violence, and toxic waste disposal) impact well-being.
ENGL 362: Rhetorical Traditions
Where is the City of Ladies? What is a brrl ? And who are Tough Guise? Find out in this course that considers the pervasiveness of gender as a way of structuring social life while also examining and unsettling assumptions about gender through an engagement with gender/ed rhetorics and the rhetorics of gender over time and across contexts.
ENGL 597R: Action Research
Action research is transformational in its goals. In this course, we will pursue an in-depth exploration of the concepts, central tenets, methods, challenges, and procedures of action-oriented research and its epistemological underpinnings.
F CM 891J: Commitment to Underserved People
CUP is a program that promotes medical students commitment to working with the medically underserved. The CUP elective offers medical students an opportunity to learn patient education and clinical skills/competencies needed to serve specific populations. Students participate by volunteering in CUP projects that offer services to populations in need. CUP programs allow students to learn under the guidance and supervision of faculty mentors.
HIST 202: History of Modern Sexualities
INDV 101: The Politics of Difference: Race/Ethnicity, Class, Gender and Sexualities
This course will examine the politics (understood broadly as differential access to and control over material and symbolic resources) of difference (understood as institutionalized social hierarchies that privilege members of some groups at the expense of members of other groups). We will focus on four key structures of ‘difference’ and their interaction: ethnicity/race, class, gender, and sexualities. Additional structures of difference (along the dimensions of religion, physical ability, age, etc.) will be acknowledged and integrated into our discussion whenever possible.
INDV 102: Social Interactions and Relationships: Introduction to LGBT Studies
A study of issues related to sexual identity of individuals, communities, and whole societies. Special attention to norms and categories and to conceptual binaries such as Natural/Unnatural, Health/Illness, Knowledge/Ignorance, Public/Private, Same/Different, Hetero/Homo. The course is interdisciplinary with units drawn from sciences and arts as well as from the social studies.
INDV 102: Social Interactions and Relationships: Sex, Health and AIDS
Recognizing that HIV/AIDS has irretrievably changed the lives of individuals and societies across the globe, this course sets out to explore this social and disease phenomenon from a number of perspectives. Most importantly, the course approaches the topic with the recognition that most areas of concern surrounding HIV and AIDS are controversial and under debate, including the origins of the virus, ways to change behavior and conditions of sexual exchange, the social and economic causes of HIV transmission, funding allocations for research, and foreign policy concerning AIDS testing and aid.
MAS 319: Mexican American Culture
Historical background, cultural institutions, identity problems, social relations, and expectations of people of Mexican ancestry in the United States.
POL/WS 335: The Politics of Differences
This course examines gender (understood as a hierarchical, binary opposition of masculinity privileged over femininity) and its intersection with politics (understood as differential access to and control over material and symbolic resources). This course does not focus on ‘women and politics’ or electoral, governmental practices. Rather, we take a more comprehensive look at how gender is constructed (‘made’ through historical, social and structural processes); how it shapes our identities, ways of thinking, and ways of acting; and how gender hierarchy constitutes a system of differential power that intersects especially with ethnicity/race, class, and sexualities.
PSYC 216: Psychology of Gender
PSYC 364: Human Sexuality
SOC 324: Sociology of Sexuality
Impact of individual and community sexual attitudes and behaviors on other sociological and psychological functioning.
WS 309: Queer Theories
Explores theories and critiques of sexuality, gender, race and nation, as they have been organized under the concept of 'queer theory.' Explores theories and critiques of sexuality, gender, race and nation, as they have been organized under the concept of 'queer theory.'
WS 312: Latina/o Pop: Race, Gender, Sexuality & Pop Culture
This course examines how Latinas/os have been a major force in the production of popular culture. In particular we will critically examine discourses of “Latinidad” (a seamless construction of Latinos as a monolithic group) in the corporate production of identities. With special attentiveness to the body, we will explore the construction of Latina/o identities as they influence and produce particular racial, sexual and gendered identities.
WS 240: Gender in a Transnational World
Introductory course to women's studies featuring selected works of twentieth century feminist thought.
WS 305: Feminist Theories
Explores feminist theories from various disciplines, analytical frameworks, and subject areas. Examines the construction, differentiation, and representation of the genders in different cultural settings and explores the interactions between gender systems and women's roles, statuses and experiences.
WS 386: Race/Gender: Genealogies, Formations, Politics
This course examines the gendered constitution of race in the U.S., beginning in the 21st century and working backward to 1800. It explores analytic tools for understanding race/gender, as well as its role in public policy, neoconservatism, feminism and literature.
WS 500: Special topics in Women’s Studies
Section 01 Instructor: Briggs
Section 02 Instructor: Geary
WS 539A: Feminist Theories
This course is Part 1 of a two-semester survey of feminist theories. The course covers major issues, debates and texts of feminist theory and situates feminist theory in relation to a variety of intellectual and political movements.