WGST 210 - Gender in a Transnational World [GEGA]
This course introduces students to a comparative framing of gender issues through a cross-national and inter-sectional approach. Course topics- the social construction of gender relations, the gendered family, gendered media and popular cultures, religion and gender, the gendered body, and the violence of gender - will be taught cross-culturally and cross-nationally. An inter-sectional approach - the interconnections of gender with class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and location - will be explored throughout course topics. Students will critically analyze gender issues by situating them in a transnational world. Globalization will be presented as both a gendered and a multidimensional- cultural, economic, and political - process.
Credit 3 hrs
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation
Gender relations have been increasingly impacted by economic, cultural and political globalization processes. This has led to new dynamics between the local and global in the construction and transformation of gender. By contextualizing and comparing gender issues across cultures and socio-economic contexts, this course fosters global understanding and values, as well as it builds necessary skills and knowledge to improve gender relations and combat gender inequalities within and among local and global locations. Critically understanding gender relations from a cross-cultural perspective becomes central to one’s full participation as citizens and workers in increasingly globalized gendered communities and workplaces. As such, WGST 210 - Gender in a Transnational World meets the outcomes for a course in the Global Awareness category of the General Education program.
Updates Gen Edu Approval 1/2013, effective Summer 2013; New Course 11/2012, effective Winter 2013
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