Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

GSST 100 - Introduction to Sex, Gender and Sexuality

4.00 credit hours
How do history, policies and cultural norms produce, shape, and govern our understandings of gender and sexuality? In what ways do gender and sexuality intersect with each other as well as other forms of identification, such as race, disability, age, ethnicity, citizenship and class? In this interdisciplinary course, we discuss gender and sexuality as social constructions and investigate the ways in which they are connected to power and inequality. By first exploring key term, theories, and concepts within Gender and Sexuality Studies, we then situate them alongside the history of feminist and LGBTQ activism. We will then consider how these concepts can be applied to a variety of contemporary issues such as: gender and sexual identities and the government (i.e. equal pay, reproductive rights, same-sex marriage), representations of gender and sexuality in popular culture and the media, and relationships.

Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Sciences, U.S. Power Structures.
iCon(s): Challenging Inequity.

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