Fall 2007

The Cross-Cultural Construction of Gender


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


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.