GNDST 101 - Introduction to Gender Studies

Fall
2021
04
4.00

Mary Kinyanjui

MW 03:15PM-04:30PM

Mount Holyoke College
116071

Reese 324

mkinyanj@mtholyoke.edu
This course is designed to introduce students to social, cultural, historical, and political perspectives on gender and its construction. Through discussion and writing, we will explore the intersections among gender, race, class, and sexuality in multiple settings and contexts. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to a variety of questions, we will consider the distinctions between sex and gender, women's economic status, the making of masculinity, sexual violence, queer movements, racism, and the challenges of feminist activism across nations, and possibilities for change. We will also examine the development of feminist theory, including its promises and challenges.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.