Fall 2016 (Aug. 29, 2016-Dec. 22, 2016)

WOM393-01/ (Course Reference# 2245) Motherhood and Mothering
Professor Heather Hewett
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.

This course will examine the cultural construction of motherhood and the range of mothering practices in the U.S. and globally. It will provide historical, cultural, and theoretical frameworks for understanding dominant constructions and images of motherhood; gender, sexuality race, class, and motherhood; mother blame; birth, breastfeeding, and maternal bodies; reproductive justice; adoption; surrogacy and assisted reproductive technologies; feminist mothering; queer and trans mothering; the politics of motherhood; transnational mothering; and maternal activism and feminism.

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

WOM 393-02 (Course Reference #2234) Transgender Studies
Professor Karl Bryant
Tuesdays 3:30-6:20 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 o existing knowledge about trans-gender people, and the excavation and reconstruction of transgender histories. As an interdisciplinary field, transgender studies spans many displinary 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, somen's/gender studies, and queer studies.

Credits: 3 (May be repeated for credit)

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in the following class: Undergraduate
May not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman

 

Spring 2017 (Jan. 23, 2017-May 19, 2017)

WOM393-01 (Course Reference#___) Latina Feminisms
Professor Jessica N. Pabon
Tuesdays/Fridays 2-3:15 p.m.

In this interdisciplinary and intersectional course, students will examine the multiple ways in which Latinas of various ethnic and racial backgrounds engage, create, define, challange, and utilize feminism and feminist movement in the struggle for social justice mostly in the US (but also in the Caribbean and Latin American).

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