WGSS 151: Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3

This course is an introduction to feminist interdisciplinary analysis from global and critical perspectives. It explores relationships between women and men from various cultures, with a focus on gender, race, class, and sexual dynamics. The course also explores women\’s negotiations with institutional dynamics.

Course Outcomes
  • Explain the difference between sex as a biological category and gender as a social category.
  • Describe the various ways that gender categories are socially constructed.
  • Describe the historical changes in both gender roles and the status of women in the United States.
  • Explain the similarities and differences of women’s roles across cultural, racial, social, and economic lines.