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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGS 111: Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality

(1 Unit)
The goal of this interdisciplinary course is to introduce students to the fields of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Students will learn core concepts and historical and current theories that analyze women’s positions, gender realities and sexual identities and cultures. This course also has a particular focus on social construction of differences and how these central issues interact with race, class, ethnicity, culture, age and abilities. Each semester students will explore four topics in depth: intersectional identities, violence, public policy and economics/work. They will also apply WGS analyses to current events and the media. Franzen.