Women, Gender, Pop Cul

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Sexuality Wmn's & Gndr Studies
Course Number: 
105
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as SWAG 105 and FAMS 377) In this course, students will interrogate the precarious relationship between political and popular culture. As we study how politics has successfully deployed popular culture as an ideological tool, we will also consider how politics has overburdened popular culture as a vehicle of change. These broad issues will serve as our framework for analyzing black femininity, womanhood, and the efficacy of the word “feminism” in the post-Civil Rights era. We will think critically about the construction of gender, race, sexuality, and class identity as well as the historical and sociopolitical context for cultural icons and phenomena. Students will read cultural theory, essays, fiction as well as listen to, and watch various forms of media. Expectations include three writing/visual projects as well as a group presentation.

Limited to 18 students. Fall semester. Professor Henderson.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
SWAG-105-01,FAMS-377-01
Schedule #: 
SWAG-105-01-1920F

Course Sections

Women, Gender, Pop Cul
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Aneeka Henderson ahenderson@amherst.edu MW 02:00PM-03:20PM