Five College Consortium

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Study of Women and Gender
Course Number: 
271
Institution: 
Smith College
This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of reproductive health, rights and justice in the United States, examining history, activism, law, policy, and public discourses related to reproduction. A central framework for analysis is how gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability and nationality intersect to shape people’s experiences of reproductive oppression and their resistance strategies. Topics include eugenics and the birth control movement; the reproductive rights and justice movements; U.S. population control policies; criminalization of pregnant people; fetal personhood and birth parents’ citizenship; the medicalization of reproduction; reproductive technologies; the influence of disability, incarceration and poverty on pregnancy and parenting; the anti-abortion movement; and reproductive coercion and violence.  Prerequisite SWG 150 or permission of the instructor.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30582-S18

Course Sections

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Carrie Baker cbaker@smith.edu MWF 01:10-02:30 SEELYE 312