Fall 2022

Construction of Gender

Listed in: Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-100

Moodle site: Course


Christine N. Peralta (Section 01)


This course introduces students to issues involved in the social and historical construction of gender identities and roles from a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective. Topics, which change from year to year, have included gender and sexuality; the uses and limits of biology in explaining gender differences; women’s participation in production and reproduction; the intertwining of gender, race, nationality, and class in explaining oppression and resistance; women, men and globalization; and gender and warfare.

Limited to 25 students with 10 seats reserved for first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Peralta. 

How to handle overenrollment: Priority given to SWAGS majors and prospective SWAGS majors, then to first-year students, and last to sophomores. Any remaining spots will be filled randomly.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: an emphasis on written work, readings, group work, visual analysis, aural analysis, oral presentations.


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2022