Fall 2007

The Cross-Cultural Construction of Gender

Listed in: Women's and Gender Studies, as WAGS-11

Faculty

Kristin Bumiller (Section 01)
Martha Saxton (Section 01)

Description

This course introduces students to the issues involved in the social and historical construction of gender and gender roles from a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective. Topics will include women and social change; male and female sexualities including homosexualities; the uses and limits of biology in explaining human gender differences; women's participation in production and reproduction; the relationship among gender, race and class as intertwining oppressions; women, men and globalization; and gender and warfare. First semester. Professors Bumiller and Saxton.