Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies

This is an interdisciplinary course that will introduce students to the field of gender and women’s studies. Students will consider both female and male experience and will study the concept of gender as a critical category informed by race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and culture. Students will gain a clearer understanding of how individuals in various cultures learn, negotiate, and accept or resist their gender roles as well as the significance of gender historically and in contemporary life.