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Expanded Course Descriptions - Selected Topics

Fall  2013 (Aug. 26, 2013-Dec. 19, 2013)

WOM393-01/ (Course Reference # 1097) Women, Art and Modernism
Professor Beth Wilson
Mondays & Thursdays, 9:25-10:40 a.m.

We will review a number of the significant artistic movements since Impressionism to provide an historical context for looking at the works of women artists from a feminist perspective.  Our primary consideration will be to understand the question of Modernism as it has been constituted historically in art and culture, and the complex relationship of women and images of women to these developments.

Credits 3 (may be repeated for credit)

Restrictions

Must be enrolled in the following level: Undergraduate

May not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman

 

 

WOM393-02 (Course Reference #2263) Introduction to Transgender Studies
Professor Karl Bryant
Thursdays, 3:05-5:45 p.m.

This survey, interdisciplinary course will give students an introduction to Transgender Studies, a newly emerging, interdisciplinary academic field that takes gender non-normativity, broadly construed, as its object of study.  Works covered will include theorizations of transgender subjectivity, ethnographic explorations of transgender lived realities, close readings and critiques of existing knowledge about transgender people, and the excavation and reconstruction of transgender histories.  As an interdisciplinary field, transgender studies spans many disciplinary locations; thus the course will draw on materials from a range of disciplines and interdisciplines, including but not necessarily limited to: history, anthropology, literature, policy studies, sociology, legal studies, cultural studies, media studies, women's/gender studies, and queer studies.

Credits: 3 (may be repeated for credit)

Restrictions

Must be enrolled in the following level: Undergraduate

May not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman