This course, GWS 220: Sex and Gender Worldwide, examines the role of gender as one of the primary aspects of the human experience in a transnational context. Additionally, we read, discuss, and reflect on how the social construction of sex, gender, and sexuality play into and get affected by different social and historical backgrounds. During the semester, students read current issues of Women’s and Gender Studies in essays and opinion pieces published in Ms. Magazine and Ms. Blog, listen to Ted-Talks, watch movies and documentaries, and engage with various media outlets. In addition to fundamental topics of Women’s Studies such as social construction of sex, gender, and sexuality, and intersectionality, students will explore how colonialism, racism, governmental violence, and capitalism affect women in different communities across the globe.; and develop a sense of comparative understanding of these issues inside and outside America. By the end of the semester, students recognize how the formation of one’s sex and gender are complicated and intertwined with realities of our lives, such as pandemics, disabilities, economic recessions, presidential elections, as well as histories of invasion, and national independence.
This Library Guide will introduce some gender and feminist oriented resources. Because, however, GWS students could be doing research about women chemists or zoologists or accounting or any number of subjects, using a feminist lens to study them, I may need to direct you to other resources. Please be in touch. Kellian.firstname.lastname@example.org is my email and 507 389 5152 is my phone number.
National Women's Studies Code of Ethics