Feb 18, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

WGS 10000 - Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies

Hunter Core
Individual and Society - Social Sciences (I&S)SS
Pluralism and Diversity

The course will introduce students to the political and theoretical debates in the discipline of gender and sexuality. We will cover historical struggles for the women’s enfranchisement, the abolitionist movements, sex wars, and the queer rights movement. The course introduces students to feminist contribution to the debate that considers sex as biology and gender as culture, critical race theory, and queer theory. In addition the course will also deal with structural and institutional forms of disenfranchisement by examining the relationship between gender and the state, colonialism, law and capital.
3 hrs
3 cr.