Introduction to Feminist and Gender Studies

Introduces theories and methodologies that examine the relationships between power and markers of identity, such as gender, sexuality, race, class, nation, and dis/ability. Informed by the civil rights, student, labor, LGBTQ, and women’s movements, this course encourages student reflection on their participation in institutions of power and in effecting change. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: SHB requirement. Meets the Equity and Power: EPUS requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SHB, Critical Perspectives: S, Equity and Power: EPUS

1 unit

Previously Featured Offering

Introduction to Feminist and Gender Studies is an FYE course that examines feminist and gender studies theories and critical practices manifested within and outside of the academy, which include interrogations of power, inequality, and privilege along the lines of sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, age, and other social, cultural, and political markers.
Word cloud with feminist, liberation, and other words
The first block of this course introduces students to Feminist & Gender Studies (FGS), the multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary study of feminism and gender from an intersectional perspective. Examines feminist and gender studies theories and critical practices manifested within and outside of the academy, which include interrogations of power, inequality, and privilege along the lines of sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, age, and other social, cultural, and political markers.
An introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies--the academic study of gender and sexuality from a feminist, interdisciplinary, and intersectional perspective.
This course is designed to introduce students to Feminist & Gender Studies (FGS)--the academic study of gender and sexuality from a feminist, interdisciplinary, and intersectional perspective. The premise of FGS is that historically, as well as in contemporary societies, gender, like race and class, has been a fundamental source of societal stratification. It also recognizes that other forms of inequality have been or are based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. Around the world, customs and laws perpetuate gender bias, discrimination, and inequality, while violence against women and children, in both domestic and public spaces, remains a major human rights problem. Hence, this course will also entail an interdisciplinary and intersectional critique and historical examination of the origins of patriarchy in U.S. culture and abroad. Intro to FGS is required for all FGS majors and minors.

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 4 Introduction to Feminist and Gender Studies Heidi R. Lewis East Campus Community Center 202 25 / 0 05/17/2022
Fall 2022 Block 4 Introduction to Feminist and Gender Studies TBA 25 / 2 05/17/2022
Spring 2023 Block 5 Introduction to Feminist and Gender Studies TBA 25 / 25 05/17/2022
Report an issue - Last updated: 05/17/2022