It is a natural reality with social and cultural significance.
The creation, transmittal, interpretation and institutionalization of gender roles will be examined using family and kinship, the educational system, the media, work, government and the health care system.
The course provides a critical, interdisciplinary perspective on scholarship which omits or distorts the female experience. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. It will begin by exploring the social invention of heterosexuality and how personal and institutional interpretations of sexuality have historically informed the lives of LGBT people.
The course also addresses class, racial and gender biases that especially confront queer communities of color in the U. Finally, the course looks at continued instances of hate crimes and homophobia against the backdrop of rights-based activism and the role that art and politics play in this interplay.
Race, Class, and Culture This course explores the diversity of women's experience in America as it has been affected by race, ethnicity, class, and other factors, and the effects of gender on women of different groups.
Issues that have united and divided women in movements for social change are also addressed. Students will begin with a critical investigation of the connections between the individual, the local, and the structural as they relate to justice and inequality in society.
Social justice strategies are then evaluated, in case study fashion, through the lenses of gender, race, and class structures. Through a mixture of face-to-face, online, and experiential methods, students will examine connections between the individual and larger systems and between the local and the global.
They will critically analyze economic and political structures and movements as they pertain to gender, race, ethnicity, and class.
The course will be informed by the perspectives of English, economics, political science, anthropology, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies. Students may only earn credit in one of the following: Students will examine women's under-representation in formal public positions of power while also evaluating the strengths women can and do bring to leadership, and the emerging possibilities for women's leadership capacity in a rapidly changing world.
Special attention will be paid to women's changing roles in the workplace. Students will critically evaluate leadership models, especially as they pertain to gender, race, and class. Contemporary theory, social change movements, and women's lives will be integrated in order to examine the relationship between theory and practice in women's studies.
Department approval is necessary to apply more than three credits toward the WGS minor. Beginning with an historic overview of women's changing roles in the military, it will proceed to analyze the reasons for the limitations to women's equal participation.
Finally, the course will recognize the accomplishments of women in the military. Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.
Course content may vary according to instructor. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. It explores women's experiences as workers, activists, consumers, citizens, and family members.
It also examines the various ways in which generations of Americans have defined "woman's place" and "women's issues," and raises questions about the possibility for defining common "women's issues" today. How can we fix this problem? Students will engage in the process of strategizing, whatever the issue gender bias, racism, homophobia, environmental degradation, disability biasand whatever the setting a workplace, neighborhood, campus, or beyond.
Course activities organize around the processes behind social change: Students learn and use the quantitative, qualitative, and critical research methods necessary to inform decisions at each step along a generalized pathway to change.
Students going on to graduate school and students entering the workforce in a variety of fields like social work, community organizing, communication, and management will benefit from this course.
It explores women's experiences as mothers, across lines of class, race, and relationship status. It also examines the politics of motherhood in US history, and considers both the restrictive and the empowering dimensions of ideologies of motherhood.
Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course will provide students tools with which to critically analyze film as a cultural product, with a specific focus on representations of gender and justice.Women and Equality Michael O'Malley, Associate Professor of History and Art History, George Mason University In light of this change, and in light of the sweeping promises made by the American revolution, Americans began reconsidering gender roles.
On the one hand, some argued that women should concentrate on the home and . Elizabeth Weingarten is the associate director of New America’s Global Gender Parity Initiative. This piece was originally published in New America’s digital magazine, The Weekly Wonk.
Gender Roles in the Roaring s: An Examination of the Women of The Great Gatsby Words Jul 10th, 8 Pages The Great Gatsby is often referred to as the great American novel; a timeless commentary on the American Dream.
Gender, Race and Class in American Institutions. This course provides an introduction to how gender, race and class have intertwined over time to produce women's social . When we talk about gender roles, one thing everyone seems to wonder is to what extent they're biological and to what extend they're culturally influenced.
One way to answer this question is to look at how gender roles throughout history and in other cultures compare to our own.
After all, if something is completely biological, we'd expect it to exist since the .
In three research projects, the investigators found relationships between aesthetic choices and culturally determined gender roles.
Lynch found that form and meaning worked together to express either commitment to tradition or openness to change in dress worn by Hmong American women to the New Year's celebration.