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414 - Topics in Women's and Gender Studies

Credits: 
3
Writing Intensive (WI): 
No
Prerequisite or Requirement: 
First Year Writing
Equivalent Courses: 
WGST-414, 0522-481
General Education: 
Yes
Perspectives: 
Global
Social
Minors: 
Creative Writing (Fulfills Literature Option Only)
Digital Literatures and Comparative Media
English
Class Description: 
This course will explore a key theme or critical question in Women's and Gender Studies as an introduction and line of inquiry into how and why women's and gender studies matter in the contemporary world and in our individual lives. Drawing from and reflecting on approaches to women's and gender studies from a variety of disciplines and cultures, we will use these theoretical lenses to read social, cultural, and artistic texts and cultural practices in a new light. How has women's and gender studies and the creative, activist and academic practices theorized in this multidisciplinary, global space, challenged gendered and racialized power structures in the past, in the present, and how might it transform its methods to confront current challenges?