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’s 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 devel opment? What is the effect of gender on participation in the work force and politics, on lan guage, 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. Class of 2008 and later: WCult: CI.
Women use clothes and fashion as a means to express themselves and to show their social identity. Highlighting the manifold roles that fashion has played in history, and how it is interpreted in the societal context, this course aims, in particular, at incorporating cognitive and feminist views into economic theory.Open to all students. Dist: SOC.
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