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Women’s and Gender Studies Program


7. First-Year Seminars in Women’s and Gender Studies

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10. Sex, Gender, and Society

08F: 10A, 2A 09W: 10A 09X: 10 09F: 10, 12 10W: 10

This course will investigate the roles of women and men in society from an interdisciplinary point of view. We will analyze both the theoretical and practical aspects of gender attribution—how it shapes social roles within diverse cultures, and defines women and men’s personal sense of identity. We will discuss the following questions: What are the actual differences between the sexes in the areas of biology, psychology, and moral development? What is the effect of gender on participation in the work force and politics, on language, and on artistic expression? We will also explore the changing patterns of relationships between the sexes and possibilities for the future.

Open to all students. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. The staff.

15. Roots of Feminisms: Texts and Contexts

09W: 11 10W: 10A

This course will examine pre-twentieth century texts and historical events that set important precedents for the development of contemporary feminist theories and practices. We will survey some of the writings that consolidate legitimated patriarchal/misogynist ideologies in Western worlds (e.g. Plato, Aristotle, the fathers of the Church, the philosophers of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, Rousseau). We will analyze different ways in which women historically have articulated strategies of contestation and/or resistance to systems of power based on gender differentiation. Readings may include works by French medieval thinker Christine de Pizan; sixteenth-century Spanish cross-dresser Catalina de Erauso; seventeenth-century Mexican intellectual and nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz; Mary Wollstonecraft; Maria Stewart, the first African-American political woman writer; the nineteenth-century American suffragists; and anarchist leader Emma Goldman.

Open to all students. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Beasley.

16. Contemporary Issues in Feminism: Theory and Practice

09S, 10S: 11

This course explores the theoretical underpinnings of some of the most highly contested issues in society today. We will look at a spectrum of positions on such issues as: questions of difference and equality; women’s health and reproductive rights; identity and identity politics; morality-pornography-violence; eco-feminism-environmentalism; children, family, and human rights; and the representation/performance of femininity/masculinity. Special emphasis will be placed on the connection between theory and practice.

Open to all students. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Martín.

18. Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

09W: 2A

This course will examine the ways in which “deviant” sexual and gender behavior and identities, and the political movements that emerge from them, have been conceptualized in U.S. culture. We will cover basic g/l/b/t cultural and political history and the interplay between sexuality, gender, race, class, ethnicity, and economics. Classes will be a mix of lecture and discussion. Students will be expected to work with primary documents (including novels and film), recent work in queer theory and historical analysis.

Open to all students. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Bronski.


19. Contemporary Issues in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

09S: 10A 09F: 2A

In 09S, (Section 2), Sexuality, Identity, and Legal Theory (Identical to Philosophy 50 in 09S, pending faculty approval). This course will examine sexual orientation, gender identity, and the law in the United States. Topics to be discussed will include: The roles of sex, gender, and sexual orientation in the law and the law’s role in shaping these categories; the rights to privacy, equal protection, free speech, and association; workplace discrimination; family law and same-sex marriage.

Open to all students. Dist. SOC; WCult: CI. Brison, Robinson.

In 09F, (Section 1), Queer Marriage, Hate Crimes and Will and Grace: Contemporary Issues in GLBT Studies. We will look at three important areas of discussion: challenges to the legal system; evolving social constructions of GLBT life; and the threat of queer sexuality. Using primary source material and readings in critical theory, popular film, and television, we will examine how race, class, gender, and “the body” are integral to these topics and how queer representation in popular culture shapes both public discourse, and the GLBT cultural and political agendas.

Open to all students. Dist. SOC. WCult: CI. Bronski.

21. Women and Gender in the Ancient World

09S: 12

In 09S, (Section 1), Slaves, Wives, and Concubines: Did Roman Women Have a History? (Identical to Classical Studies 11 in 09S). In this course we explore the lives of Roman women first in terms of the larger institutional frameworks that structured and gave meaning to women’s lives, either by inclusion (family, marriage) or exclusion (law, politics). From this basis we investigate the characterization and self-representation of women in literary texts: women as mothers and wives, women as political actors, women as priests and ritual participants. Selected readings of Roman literary and legal sources will be supplemented by evidence from Roman inscriptions, domestic architecture, sculpture and coinage.

Open to all students. Dist: LIT; WCult: W. Stewart.

22. Women and Gender in Europe: Historical Perspectives

10W: 12

In 10W, Gender and European Society From Antiquity to the Reformation (Identical to and described under History 42). This course examines the roles of women and men in Western Europe from late Antiquity to the Reformation period. Emphasis will be placed on the intellectual and social strictures that had a long-term effect on the concept and role of gender in European society. Topics included are biological and mythological foundations of gender concepts, attitudes toward the body and sex in pre-Christian and Christian culture; sin and ecclesiastical legislation on sex and marriage; family life and education; the individual and kinship; heresy and charismatic religious movements; and the impact of social-economic development on gender in professional life. We will discuss the textual and visual sources for our inquiry, as well as the changing contemporary views on gender roles in pre-industrial Europe.

Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Dist: TMV; WCult: CI. Simons.

23. Women and Gender in the Americas: Historical Perspectives

09W: 12, 2A

In 09W at 12, (Section 1), Gender and Power in American History from the Colonial Period to the Civil War (Identical to and described under History 27). This course examines the history of men and women from the period of colonial settlement to the achievement of woman’s suffrage. We will explore the construction of gender particularly as it relates to social, political, economic, and cultural power. Topics will include: the role of gender in political thought and practice, the intersection of gender with categories of class and race; gender in the debate over slavery and the Civil War; and the rise and evolution of the woman’s rights movement.

Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Dist: SOC; WCult: W. Butler.

In 09W at 2A (Section 2), American Women’s History Since 1920 (Identical to and described under History 28). This course traces the history of American women from 1920 to the 1980s. Topics to be discussed include: the breakup of the suffrage alliance during the 1920s; women in the radical social movements of the 1930s; women and war work in the 1940s; women in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s; the ‘second wave’ of American feminism; institutionalization of feminism in the 1970s; and the rise of an anti-feminist women’s movement in the 1980s. The course will also examine the ways gender definitions have changed in the U.S. during this century, and the ways that race and class have shaped American ideas about gender.

Open to all students. Dist: SOC; WCult: W. Orleck.

31. Women, Gender, and Politics

10W: 10 10S: 2A

In 10W, (Section 1), Gender and Politics in Latin America (Identical to Government 49.4 and Latin American and Caribbean Studies 52 in 10W). This course examines women’s movements in Latin America. Women in Latin America are perhaps the most highly mobilized population in the world. Throughout the region women have organized around myriad issues, including the right to vote, human rights, poverty, legal rights, anticommunism, the workplace, race, ethnicity and war. Women’s efforts to challenge fiercely repressive regimes, deeply entrenched norms of machismo and extreme poverty defy conventional stereotypes about women and provide us with inspiring examples of how to sustain hope during difficult times. The seminar will introduce students to recent scholarship on women’s movements in Latin America in the 20th century and seek to understand the emergence, evolution and outcomes of women’s movements in particular countries and cross-nationally. Dist: SOC; WCult: NW. Baldez.

In 10S, (Section 2), Power to the People: Black Power, Radical Feminism and Gay Liberation. An introduction to the radical American social change movements of the 1960’s and 70’s, we will examine the specific historical conditions that allowed each of these movements to develop, the interconnections and contradictions among them, and why they ultimately lost political power. Along with historical analysis, we will examine primary source materials, manifestos, autobiographies, and media coverage from the period, as well as relevant films, music, and fiction.

Open to all students. Dist: SOC. Bronski.

32. Women, Gender and Law

09S: 2A

In 09S (Section 1), Gender and Law (Identical to and described under Government 68). This course examines how gender and law in the United States are used to confer rights, create obligations, and define identities. We explore the theoretical, historical, and empirical basis for gender in law, and pay particular attention to how and when gender-based laws have changed over time. Specific topics covered include, for example, federal legislation on educational and workplace equity, constitutional doctrines of equality and privacy, and state policies on family law, criminal responsibility, and domestic violence. We analyze the relationship between gender politics, legal theory, legal doctrine, and social policy. We also ask whether the gender of legal actors (litigants, lawyers, judges) makes a difference in their reasoning or decision-making.

Prerequisite: Government 3 or a law course strongly recommended. Open to all students. Dist: SOC; WCult: W. Bohmer.

33. Women, Gender, Family, and Community

10W: 2

In 10W, (Section 1), Constructing Black Womanhood (Identical to Sociology 46 and African and African American Studies 25). This course is a critical examination of the historical and contemporary status of black women in the United States, as presented in fiction, primary accounts, and social science literature. We will explore the nature, extent, and consequences of the multiple discriminations of race, sex, and class, as the context in which these women shaped their social roles and identities within the black community and the larger society. We will consider the themes of family, motherhood, and sexuality; educational, economic and political participation; aesthetics and religious traditions; and self and social images.

Open to juniors and seniors. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. King.

36. Cross Cultural Perspectives on Women, Gender, and Sexuality

09W: 12

In 09W, (Section 3), Black Feminism/Womanism in Contemporary U.S. Popular Culture (Identical to African and African American Studies 85 in 09W). In this course we will explore the emergence of Black feminism(s)/womanism(s) in twentieth- and twenty-first-century U.S. popular culture. We will specifically address how the work of African-American women artists-scholars critiques sexism, racism, classicism, ethnocentrism and heterosexism within the U.S. context. In order to examine Black feminism(s) and womanism(s) in popular culture from myriad perspectives, the required readings for this course reflect a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, as well as a range of genres.

Open to all students. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Naylor.

37. Gender and Space

09F: 2A 10S: 10A

In 09F, (Section 1), Gender, Space and the Environment (Identical to and described under Geography 19). This course is meant to help students understand the relationships between the gendered construction of our society, and the ways we have organized our spaces and places, including our homes, places of work, cities, nations and environments. Accordingly, the course will be organized around these different spatial scales, examining everything from the ways we organize our living rooms, to the ways we have shaped empires, to the way Western society has dealt with environmental issues. Dist. SOC; WCult: CI. Domosh.

In 10S, (Section 2), Gender, Space, and Islam (Identical to Geography 41). This course will address various aspects of Feminism, Islam and Space. This course will seek to answer various questions about space, gender and Islam such as: What constitutes a Muslim Space and the “Muslim World”? Who decides and defines these spaces? How are these spaces gendered and influenced by Islam or Islamic practices? How do such gendering of spaces differ by place? Additionally we will explore the readings of several Islamic feminist scholars that address several gender related topics such as women’s rights, gender roles, honor and Sharia (Islamic law).

Open to all students. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Fluri.

40. Gender, Race, and Nation

08F: 10A

In 08F, (Section 1), Gender Issues in Native American Life (Identical to and described under Native American Studies 42). We will address issues of gender in indigenous communities as it relates to culture, policy, history, and social life. Indigenous in the context of this class will focus on the diversity of Native people within/across settler-colonial nation-states. The project based assignments will tackle common misperceptions, the complexity of changing gender patterns, the methods Native communities develop to balance out gender inequities, and various organizing of Native women’s activism. The aim of this class is to create an understanding of how gender issues are a vital component in the process of decolonization

Open to all students. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Goeman.

42. Gender and Conflict

09W: 2A

In 09W, (Section 4), War and Gender (Identical to and described under English 62.1 in 09W). Throughout history, war has been constructed into a powerfully gendered binary. From The Iliad onward, battle is posed as a sacred domain for initiating young men into the masculine gender and the male bond, and the feminine as that which both instigates male-male conflict and that which wars are fought to protect. With a special concentration on U.S. culture of the past century, this course will examine the way our modern myths and narratives instantiate this cultural polarity through film, fiction, non-fiction and various media material. Dist: SOC; WCult: W. Boose.

43. Women, Gender, and Religion

09S: 2A 10W: 2

In 09S, (Section 2), Sex, Celibacy and the Problem of Purity: Asceticism and the Human Body in Late Antiquity (Identical to Religion 31 and Classics 11 in 09S). This course examines a crucial period in the history of Christianity—Late Antiquity. Between the years 300 and 500, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, established standards of doctrine and ecclesiastical organization, and developed the attitudes towards the body, sexuality and gender which informed Christian teaching for centuries to come. In this class we will ask: why did virginity become such an important aspect of Christian religiosity? What effect did Roman concepts of gender and sexuality have on Christian understanding of the relationship between men and women? What did martyrs, gladiators and monks have in common.

Open to all students. Dist: TMV; WCult: W. MacEvitt.

In 10W, (Section 4), Goddesses of India (Identical to and described under Religion 42). This course will use both elite and popular Hindu religious texts in conjunction with contemporary sociological and anthropological accounts, scholarly analyses, visual art, and film to explore the diverse identities and roles of India’s many goddesses, both ancient and modern. Special emphasis will also be given to the relationship between goddesses and women.

Open to all classes. Dist: TMV; WCult: NW. Ohnuma.

46. Philosophy and Gender

09W, 10W: 10A

In 09W and 10W, (Section 1), Feminism and Philosophy (Identical to and described under Philosophy 22). This course examines the relationship between feminism and philosophy. The focus is on such questions as: Is the Western philosophical canon inherently sexist? How should feminist philosophers read the canon? Are Western philosophical concepts such as objectivity, reason, and impartiality inherently masculinist concepts? The course may focus on either the ways in which feminists have interpreted great figures in the history of philosophy (e.g., Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche), or on the ways in which feminists have rethought basic concepts in core areas of philosophy (e.g., epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, political philosophy, philosophy of science), or both.

Open to all students. Dist: TMV; WCult: CI. Brison.

47. Women, Gender, and Literatures of the Americas

09S: 10A

In 09S, (Section 2), The Borderlands: Latina/o Writers in the United States (Identical to and described under Comparative Literature 52). In this course we will focus on the writings of US Latina/o writers. We will analyze how writers (Anzaldua, Alvarez, Cisneros, Castillo and others) negotiate a path between the two cultures (the US and Latin America) and the two languages that inform their literary production and shape their identity. This in-between status translates into an experimentation with genres and a questioning of traditional gender divisions as well as the construction of transcultural icons and objects.

Open to all students. Dist: LIT or INT; WCult: W. Spitta.

48. Women, Gender, and European Literature

09S: 12

In 09S, (section 3). Love, Gender and Marriage In Shakespeare (Identical to and described under English 70.3 in 09S, pending faculty approval). In Shakespeare, issues so seemingly “domestic” as love, sexuality and family are problems of such colossal significance that they could be said to constitute the focal center of the canon itself. Hamlet and King Lear, for instance, are plays more truly “about” the politics of family than they are about the politics of kingdom. Focusing on seven plays, this course will interrogate the knotty issues of love, sexuality, and family. As part of the course, students will be required to participate in at least one scene production. Dist: LIT; WCult: W. Boose.

51. Women, Gender, and Literature: Comparative Perspectives

09S: 12

In 09S (Section 5), Modern Jewish American Women Writers (Identical to English 67.9 and Jewish Studies 21.2; described under Jewish Studies 21.2). This course will explore the literature of Jewish American women from the late nineteenth century to the present; topics for discussion will include feminism, sexuality, identity politics, activism, and literary transmission. Among the readings will be poetry, fiction, memoir, and essays by such writers as Lazarus, Antin, Yezierska, Stock, Stein, Olsen, Rukeyser, Paley, Ozick, Rich, Piercy, Levertov, Gluck, Goldstein, Wasserstein, Goodman, Klepfisz, Feinberg, Chernin. Dist: LIT; WCult: CI. Zeiger.

52. Women, Gender, and Postcolonial Perspectives

09S: 2A

In 09S, (Section 1), Colonial and Post Colonial Masculinities (Identical to AAAS 67 and Comparative Literature 67 in 09F). In this course, we will develop an understanding of masculinity as a construct which varies in time and space, and is constantly (re)shaped by such factors as race, class, and sexuality. The contexts of the colonial encounter and its postcolonial aftermath will set the stage for our examination of the ways in which social, political, economic, and cultural factors foster the production of specific masculinities. Texts include Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Lafferiere’s How to Make Love to a Negro, and additional writings by Irish, Indian, and Australian authors. Our study will be organized around the questions of the production of hegemonic and subaltern masculinities, the representation of the colonial and postcolonial male body, the militarization of masculinity, and the relation between masculinity and nationalism. Theoretical material on masculinities will frame our readings. Dist: LIT. Coly.

54. Feminist Literary Criticism

09W: 10A

In 09W, (Section 3), Latina Feminisms: Acts of Intervention (Identical to and described under LACS 54 in 09W). Through an engagement of narratives mediated by recordings, literature, visual art and performances for, by and about Latinas, this course examines the highly contested and still-evolving site of Latina feminist practices. Students will be introduced to foundational writings in Latina feminist theory. We will pay particular attention to how the shared—and the divergent—experiences of Latinas in the US are produced, reflected, and resisted in cultural expression. Our central task will be to analyze how these women-centered texts redefine sexuality, gender, race and class. Several questions frame our studies in the course, including: How do we theorize a Latina feminist tradition? How has Latina feminism reshaped the field of ethnic and gender studies? Topics include, but are not limited to: triple oppressions theory, identity politics, mestiza consciousness, Latina subjectivity, and lesbian identities. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Herrera.

56. Gender and the Media

08F: 10A 09S: 2A

In 08F, (Section 1), Television and Histories of Gender (Identical to Film Studies 46 in 08F). This class examines the ways American commercial television has historically “assumed” gendered positionings of its audience, as well as operates as one of the strongest cultural touchstones of gendered identity in patriarchal, consumer society. After tracing television’s place in the construction of gendered ideals through the history of the situation comedy, we examine “gender-specific” genres, such as sports, westerns, cop shows, and soap operas. Representative programs will be screened, and feminist essays on television history/theory are among assigned readings.

Open to all students. Dist: ART; WCult: CI. Desjardins.

In 09S, (Section 6), Unlimited Girls: Women and Popular Hindi Media (Identical to Film Studies 47 in 09S). This course examines representations of women in India’s film, television, and music industries to unpack the many intertwined, and often contradictory, discursive formations—about gender, religion, class, and modernity, for instance—that shape women’s lives. We will focus on popular Hindi-language media from the 1980s onwards. Given the widespread circulation and consumption of Indian media forms abroad, this course will attend to media reception both on the subcontinent and in the Diaspora.

Open to all students. Dist: ART. Sundar.

59. Gender, Music Theater and the Performing Arts

08F: 2A

In 08F, (Section 1), Inside Out: Prison, Women and Performance (Identical to and described under College Course 5 in 08F). Hidden in our midst is an ever-growing incarceration system, which has become increasingly privatized and retributive, especially for already marginalized groups. Some critics are calling for the “abolition” of prisons. Yet, most of us know little about prisons, the prisoners in our communities or the issues they face inside and outside prison. This course offers students the unique opportunity to study the prison system from two distinct perspectives: theoretical and practical. For one class each week, students will study the history of prisons and women’s incarceration in the traditional classroom. For the other half, students will travel to Valley Vista, a substance abuse center in Bradford, Vermont, which offers a performance program for women clients. Our goal is the creation and performance of an original production that will facilitate the clients’ voices. The final project for the course will combine critical analysis and self-reflection on the effectiveness of service learning and performance in rehabilitation. Open to all students. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Schweitzer, Hernandez.

65. Special Topics in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

09S: 2A

In 09S, (Section 1), Judaism, Sexuality and Queerness (Identical to and described under Jewish Studies 52). This class will examine the intersections between gender formation, sexual identity, sexual practice, religious practice, cultural identity, and personal belief. Drawing upon contemporary gender theory, religious texts, and current interpretations of Jewish thought and culture in the works of Judith Halberstam, Marilyn Halter, Rachel Adler, Sander Gilman, Miriam Peskowitz. Laura Levitt, and David Biale we will examine the construction of Jewish identity as well as gender and sexual orientation through a feminist/queer lens.

Open to all students. Dist: TMV; WCult: CI. Bronski.

67. Special Topics in Feminist Theory

09S: 10A

In 09S, (Section 1), Freud: Psychoanalysis, Jews and Gender (Identical to German 42 and Jewish Studies 51 in 09S). After a brief historical introduction to Freud’s time and environment, Fin-de-Siècle Vienna, we will discuss how Freud’s own writings, his biography and his biographers have shaped the perception of psychoanalysis as a specifically Jewish theory and practice. Through a close reading of Freud’s seminal texts on gender, sexuality, language and religion, we will trace the connections between psychoanalysis, Jewishness and gender that have impacted theoretical discussions until today, i.e., on hysteria or on anti-Semitism. We will close the class with historical, theoretical readings that explore and critique Freudian psychoanalysis on issues of anti-Semitism, politics, gender and sexuality (among others Karen Horney, Wilhelm Reich and Herbert Marcuse) and discuss the most recent debates on the status of Freud in the US.

Taught in English. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Fuetchner.

80. Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies

08F, 09F: 10A

The seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies is designed to be both a culminating experience for Women’s and Gender Studies students and an intensive preparation for future work (such as independent study, honors theses, graduate work, or any kind of advanced feminist scholarship). Consequently, this course will address such questions as What is a feminist approach? What kinds of questions do feminists ask? What is the relationship between feminist theory, scholarly research in different fields, and feminist activism? The focus will be on feminist methodology, examining through reading, exercises in class, written as-assignments, and research projects, how feminist scholarship is done within a given area.

Permission of the instructor is required. Dist: SOC; WCult: CI. Schweitzer.

85. Independent Study

All terms: Arrange

This will involve an independent project carried out under the direction of one or more of the Women’s and Gender Studies faculty.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

98, 99. Honors Thesis I and II

All terms: Arrange

This two-course sequence involves an extensive investigation of a topic in a student’s area of concentration and submission of an undergraduate thesis. Only students accepted into the Honors Program may take this sequence.

Permission of the instructor and the Steering Committee required.


Associated courses, listed below, are those with a central focus on gender, women, or women’s experience, and making use of recent scholarship on women and gender. Courses not on the following list may also count as associated courses for certificate students and modified majors. To obtain credit, students must petition the Women’s and Gender Studies Steering Committee outlining how their work in a particular course corresponds to the above definition of an associated course.

African and African American Studies 19: Representations of African American Women in Cinema

African and African American Studies 25: Constructing Black Womanhood

African and African American Studies 36: Toni Morrison

African and African American Studies 40: Gender Identities and Politics in Africa

African and African American Studies 41: Women in Africa

African and African American Studies 43: Indigenous African Religions

African and African American Studies 62: African and African American Women Writers: Race, Class and Social Justice

African and African American Studies 66: Women’s Rituals From Africa and Around the World

African and African American Studies 67: Colonial and Post-Colonial Masculinities

African and African American Studies 85: Black Feminism/Womanism in Contemporary U.S. Popular Culture

African and African American Studies 86: Black Women Writers

African and African American Studies 87: Women’s Spirit Possession Narratives in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Nwapa and the Ezilis

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 19: Writing Gender in Islamic Space

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 21: Writing Korean Women, Reading Korean Women

Anthropology 12: From Lover to Mother to Witch: The Politics of Gender in Art

Anthropology 12: Gender and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Anthropology 31: Politics of Latin@ Ethnography

Anthropology 33: Crossing Over: Latino Roots and Transitions

Anthropology 34: Comparative Perspectives on the US-Mexican Borderlands

Anthropology 44: Globalization from Above and Below

Arabic 63: Society, Culture, and Gender in the Middle East

Art History 16: Age and Status in the Ancient World

Art History 16: Women Artists and Gender Theories

Art History 48: Gender, Race, and Politics in Eighteenth Century Visual Culture

Art History 80: Sex, Gender, and Identity in the Arts of the Ancient World

Art History 82: Angelica Kauffman: Art and Gender in 18th and early 19th Century Europe

Art History 82: Women and the Art of Japan

Classics 10: Fictions of Sappho

Classics 11: Roots of Feminism

Classics 11: Sex, Celibacy, and the Problem of Purity: Asceticism and the Human Body in Late Antiquity

Classics 11: Slaves, Wives, and Concubines: Did Roman Women Have a History?

College Course 01: Assisted Reproduction in the Twenty-First Century

College Course 04: Virtual Gender: Popular Culture and The Construction of Gender

College Course 05: Inside Out: Prison, Women and Performance

College Course 08: Sexuality and Science

College Course 10: The Performative Body: Culture, Queerness, and the Limits of Genre

College Course 80: Advanced Research on Special Topics in Assisted Reproduction

Comparative Literature 29: Tears, Love, Happiness: Feminine Territories/Feminist Readings

Comparative Literature 37: Gender and Islam in the North African Novel

Comparative Literature 39: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Gendered Images in the Literary Fairy Tale

Comparative Literature 39: Trauma and Prose Fiction

Comparative Literature 46: Mothers and Daughters

Comparative Literature 47: Medea

Comparative Literature 49: Writing, Eating, and the Construction of Gender

Comparative Literature 52: The Borderlands: Latina/o Writers in the United States

Comparative Literature 55: The Karma of Love: Japanese Women Writers and the Classical Canon

Comparative Literature 67: Fictions of Sappho

Comparative Literature 67: Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies

Comparative Literature 67: Women’s Identities in Migration

Comparative Literature 67: Women and Surrealism

Comparative Literature 67: Colonial and Post-Colonial Masculinities

Comparative Literature 73/101: Feminist Readings

Education 10: Psychology of Women, Education of Girls

Education 54: Moral Development and Moral Education

Education 62: Adolescent Development

English 25: Gender and Power in Shakespeare

English 60: Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature

English 62: American Women Poets

English 62: Gender and Cyberculture

English 62: Gender and Memory

English 62: Animals and Women in Literature

English 62: Jewish Women Writers

English 62: Immigrant Women’s Writing in America

English 62: Middle Eastern Memoirs/Autobiography and the Construction of Collective Memories

English 62: The Poetry and Rhetoric of Love: From Petrarch to

English 62: Women, “Race” and Writing: American Drama and Performance

English 62: War and Gender

English 62: Queer Poetries

English 66: Feminine/Masculine: Visions and Revisions of Early America

English 66: Whitman and Dickinson

English 67: Black Movements

English 67: Black Women Writers

English 67: Contemporary Playwrights of Color

English 67: A History of Asian America in Novels and Prose

English 67: Modern American Jewish Women Writers

English 67: From Cyberspace to MySpace: Studies in Cyberculture

English 67: Native Cultural Production: (Re)Mapping Race, Gender, and Nation

English 67: Toni Morrison

English 67: Woolfenstein

English 67: Contemporary Women Writers

English 67: A History of Asian America in Novels and Prose

English 67: Mixed Race Experience in Asian American Literature and Culture

English 67: Black Women Writers

English 70: Witchcraft and Early Modern England

English 70: Love, Gender, and Marriage in Shakespeare

English 71: Not Your Father’s Walt Whitman

English 72: Victorian Queer: Constructing Nineteenth Century Sexualities

English 72: Odi et Amo: Men, Women, and the Love Lyric

English 72: Transnationalism in Asian American Literature and Cultural Criticism

English 72: The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop

English 73: Virginia Woolf: Writer/Icon

English 73: Virginia Woolf: Theory and Practice

Environmental Studies 15: Gender and the Environment

Film 46: Television and Histories of Gender

Film 47: Beatniks, Hot Rods, and the Feminine Mystique: Sex and Gender in 1950’s Hollywood Film

Film 47: Representations of African American Women in Cinema

Film 47: Women and the Film Industry

Film 47: How Hollywood Films Shaped Post War GLBT Politics

Film 47: Woman/Nation

Film 47: Unlimited Women: Women and Popular Hindu Cinema

French 45: Masculinity/Femininity

French 60: Gender and French Literature

French 60: Gender and Genre in the Eighteenth Century

French 60: Feminist Theory and the Practice of Writing

French 75: Women Filmmakers in the French Tradition

German 42: Freud: Psychoanalysis, Jews and Gender

Geography 09: Women, Gender, and Science

Geography 19: Gender, Space, and the Environment

Geography 26: Women, Gender, and Development

Geography 41: Gender, Space, and Islam

Geography 43: Geographies of Latin America

Geography 48: Geographies of the Middle East

Geography 80: Gender, Globalization, and Democratization

Government 49: Gender Politics in Latin America

Government 60: Global Feminism

Government 68: Gender and the Law

Government 83: Women in Public Office

Government 84: Gender and American Politics

Government 86: Justice, Legitimacy and Power

Hebrew 31: Readings in Modern Hebrew Women’s Literature

History 06: Gender and War in Modern European History

History 06: Asian American Women’s History

History 06: Gender and Sexuality: Asians in America

History 27: Gender and Power in American History, 1607-1920

History 28: American Women’s History Since 1920

History 29: Women in American Radicalism: Left and Right

History 42: Gender and European Society From Antiquity to Reformation

History 48: European Society in the Industrial Age

History 63: History of Recent Science and Technology

History 82: Women in Latin American History

History 96: Marriage and Divorce in the African Context

History 96: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in American History

Italian 10: What About Italian Women

Japanese 61: Gender and Nationalism in Japanese Literature and Film

Japanese 63: Karma of Love: Japanese Women Writers and the Classical Canon

Jewish Studies 15: The Jewish Body

Jewish Studies 15: The Middle East Conflict in Film and Literature

Jewish Studies 21: Modern American Jewish Women Writers

Jewish Studies 22: Jewish Women and Humor

Jewish Studies 27: Jewish Women Writers

Jewish Studies 52: Judaism, Sexuality and Queerness

Jewish Studies 56: Women in Islam and Judaism

Jewish Studies 61: Freud: Psychoanalysis, Jews and Gender

Latin American and Caribbean Studies 52: Gender and Politics in Latin America

Latin American and Caribbean Studies 54: Latina Feminism: Acts of Intervention

Latin American and Caribbean Studies 56: Latin American Women Writers

Latin American and Caribbean Studies 80: Gender and Race in Latin America

Latino Studies 41: Representations of/from Latin@s in the Media and the Arts

Latino Studies 44: Crossing Over: Latino Roots and Transitions

Latino Studies 45: Comparative Perspectives on the US-Mexican Borderlands

Latino Studies 51: Beyond Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll: Radical Latinos in the 60’s

Native American Studies 30: Native Cultural Production: (Re)Mapping Race, Gender, and Nation

Native American Studies 42: Gender Issues in Native American Life

Philosophy 09: Love and Friendship

Philosophy 22: Feminism and Philosophy

Philosophy 50: Sexuality, Identity and Legal Theory

Public Policy 41: Sexuality, Identity, and the Law

Psychology and Brain Science 54: Psychology and Gender

Religion 13: Beyond God the Father: An Introduction to Gender and Religion

Religion 14: Women, Religion and Social Change

Religion 19: Gender and the Religious Imagination

Religion 19: Women in Islam and Judaism

Religion 31: Sex, Celibacy, and the Problem of Purity: Asceticism and the Human Body in Late Antiquity

Religion 40: Goddesses of India

Religion 50: Indigenous African Religions

Religion 51: Women’s Spirit Possession Narratives in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Nwapa and the Ezilis

Religion 52: Women’s Rituals From Africa and Around the World

Religion 56: Women and the Bible

Religion 79: Feminist Ethics

Religion 80: The Bible, Sex, and Sexuality

Russian 13: Slavic Folklore: Vampires, Witches, and Firebirds

Russian 38: Contemporary Russian Women Writers

Sociology 39: Reproductive Rights and Technologies

Sociology 43: Dangerous Intersections: Race, Class, and Gender

Sociology 46: Constructing Black Womanhood

Sociology 49: Youth and Society

Spanish 62: Gender and Writing in Twentieth Century Spain

Spanish 62: Women Writers in Twentieth Century Spain

Spanish 72: Latin American and Latina Women: Gender, Culture, Literature

Spanish 78: Living in the Borderlands: Latino/a Culture and Identity

Spanish 79: Latino/a Literature: Between Literary Traditions, Languages, and Cultures

Theater 21: American Women Playwrights

Theater 21: Feminism and Theater

Theater 24: Engendering Asian Performance

Many other courses contain material of particular interest to students in Women’s and Gender Studies. To identify those related courses that would be most important in enriching their own program of study, students should consult with their Women’s and Gender Studies adviser.