Gender Studies (GEN)

GEN 200 Feminist Theories (3 credits)

This course provides a survey of feminist frameworks for thinking about sex, gender and oppression. The course begins with a consideration of whether the distinction between gender and sex is tenable, what it means to say that a category is socially constructed and how socially constructed categories can be oppressive. Given women’s diversity, the latter part of the course considers critiques of attempts to provide a single systematic feminist framework. This will lead us to rethink the project of feminist theory and consider its possible new directions.

Attributes: Diversity Course (New GEP), Gender Studies Course, Undergraduate

GEN 201 Seminar In Feminist Studies (3 credits)

GEN 470 Independent Study (3 credits)

An independent study course, typically undertaken in the Senior year, in which the student develops and presents a research project in her or his major field of study which incorporates gender perspectives and feminist theories. Prerequisites: GEN 201, the approval of an independent study director in the student’s major, and the approval of the Director of Gender Studies.