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Course Listing for WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY - Spring 2024 (ALL: 01/22/2024 - 05/10/2024)
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2758 WMGS-201-01 Gender & Sexuality/Transnatl 1.00 LEC Zhang, Shunyuan MW: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: INTS-201-01
  This broadly interdisciplinary course provides students with an introduction to the field of gender and sexuality studies. It pays particular attention to transnational approaches. Materials are drawn from a variety of disciplines and may include films, novels, ethnographies, oral histories, and legal cases.
2198 WMGS-245-01 The Hollywood Musical 1.00 SEM Corber, Robert T: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: FILM-245-01
  Perhaps more than any other genre, the musical epitomized Hollywood’s “golden age.” This course traces the development of the enormously popular genre from its emergence at the beginning of the Great Depression to its decline amid the social upheavals of the 1960s. It pays particular attention to the genre’s queering of masculinity and femininity, as well as its relationship to camp modes of reception. Readings by Jane Feuer, Rick Altman, Richard Dyer, Janet Staiger, and Steven Cohan.
2412 WMGS-324-01 Transgender Migrations 1.00 SEM Provitola, Blase M: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-324-01
  This interdisciplinary course explores the concept of migration through narratives of crossing geographical and gender borders. By putting films, memoirs, novels, and graphic novels in conversation with history and sociology, we will consider the ways in which bodies are regulated by political, legal, and economic forces as they come to occupy and invent new spaces for themselves Topics include the metaphor of "border crossing" in narratives of gender transition, interactions between global gender identities and local cultures, neoliberalism and the so-called "migrant crisis," transgender asylum seekers and sexual rights discourse, and representations of sex work.
2760 WMGS-369-01 Queer Studies:Issues & Controv 1.00 SEM Corber, Robert W: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course provides an introduction to queer studies, a field that has transformed our understanding of biological sex, gender identity, and sexual desire. It pays particular attention to the issues and controversies currently animating the field. Broadly interdisciplinary, it draws its materials from anthropology, history, public policy, sociology, religion, and performance studies.
2408 WMGS-379-01 Fem & Queer Theory/Postcol 1.00 SEM Zhang, Shunyuan MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: INTS-379-01
  Feminist and queer theory has influenced contemporary understandings of gender and sexuality globally. This course explores this body of theory specifically in relation to the processes and problematics of colonialism, postcolonialism, nationalism, and transnationalism. Readings will reflect a variety of critical perspectives and consider the intersection of gender and sexuality with race and class.
1181 WMGS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
1182 WMGS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
3095 WMGS-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment in this single term thesis.
3096 WMGS-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for each semester of this year-long thesis. (2 course credits to be completed in two semesters.)
3143 ITAL-277-01 Wmn, Italy & the Mediterranean 1.00 LEC Di Florio, Martina T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with WMGS Cross-listing: LACS-277-01
  NOTE: Seat Reservations: 5 for freshmen, 5 for sophomores and 5 for juniors.
  This course examines the cultural, political, and social identity of women in contemporary Italy as represented in literature and in film. Italy is also a country of mass migration and, therefore, many recent migrant women from the Mediterranean region are also writing about their experience and about life in Italy. Topics include: Women writers as active agents of social and political change in patriarchal Italy, the clash of cultural identities and roles, and the impact of post-colonial theory and practice on gender in Italy. Authors and filmmakers include Ribka Sibhatu, Randa Ghazy, Gabriella Ghermandi and Cristina Ali Farah
3144 LACS-277-01 Wmn, Italy & the Mediterranean 1.00 LEC Di Florio, Martina T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 10 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with WMGS Cross-listing: ITAL-277-01
  NOTE: 3 for freshmen, 3 for sophomores and 4 for juniors.
  This course examines the cultural, political, and social identity of women in contemporary Italy as represented in literature and in film. Italy is also a country of mass migration and, therefore, many recent migrant women from the Mediterranean region are also writing about their experience and about life in Italy. Topics include: Women writers as active agents of social and political change in patriarchal Italy, the clash of cultural identities and roles, and the impact of post-colonial theory and practice on gender in Italy. Authors and filmmakers include Ribka Sibhatu, Randa Ghazy, Gabriella Ghermandi and Cristina Ali Farah
2796 POLS-323-01 Gender and Global Politics 1.00 SEM Hussain, Shaznene MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with WMGS
  NOTE: This course is a Sophomore/Junior Seminar.
  NOTE: 9 seats reserved for Sophomore/Junior POLS Majors.
  This course will examine gender roles and relations of power in international and transnational politics. The course focuses on the constructions of gender difference, experiences of women and LGBTQ+ people, as well as efforts to transform uneven or unjust gendered relations of power in global politics. We will further consider how gender, in combination with constructs of race, class, sexuality, nationality, and citizenship, serves as a basis for political organization, the distribution of power and resources, and participation in global politics. Topics covered will include conflict, security, economic globalization, labor, migration, environment, human rights, humanitarian intervention, nation-building, and transnational justice.