GSW 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies (Fall 2016; Fall 2017)

 

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Leslie Feinberg

Leslie Feinberg

This course provides introduction to the major issues addressed by gender, sexuality, and women’s studies with an emphasis on interdisciplinary social science theories and methodologies involved in gaining accurate knowledge about women’s lives and contributions to society, both within the United States and around the world.

Perspectives, texts, and methodologies from across the social science disciplines ranging from history, economics, sociology, political science, public health, criminal justice, psychology, and others were employed to understand the experience of women and the cultural constructions of gender and sexuality.

Thematic units in the course brought together diverse voices around such issues as gender wage gaps, rape culture, transgender feminism, and online culture.

Projects for the course asked students to define feminism in their own words in a listicle, assemble a Pinterest annotated bibliography about feminism’s relationship to their chosen field of study, and annotate a text from that bibliography using Hypothesis.

Full Schedule of Readings and Assignments

A few example Pinterest annotated bibliographies:

 

 

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