Introduction to the Study of Gender
(offered Fall Term)
In this course, co-taught by faculty members from different departments,
students encounter a variety of primary materials and scholarly methods
to obtain a broad picture of the scope and significance of issues associated
with the analysis of sexuality and gender. Such a perspective will challenge
conventional understandings of psychology, social organization, cultural
production, and political participation.
Topics in the Study of Gender (offered
This advanced seminar, also co-taught, changes its focus from year to
year. In general, the seminar uses contemporary and classic works of
feminist theory to examine ideas about gender that have conditioned
Western culture in the modern period. In the past, topics have included
feminism and liberalism, women and film, sociobiology and human development,
literature and ideology, and psychoanalysis and feminism.
Feminist Theory (required for graduate certificate)
This course will address the question: What is feminism? Going back to
the beginnings of contemporary feminist thought, it will proceed through
the variety of feminist approaches that have marked the study of art,
literature, cinema and popular culture, history, politics and society
since the 1970's.