Intro to Gender Studies

Subject Name: 

Gender Studies

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Mount Holyoke College
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.

This course is limited to first-year students.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Intro to Gender Studies
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 4.0

Kathleen Hulton

TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM

Clapp Laboratory 206