Gender Studies

Courses

GEN 2000. Women Through Culture and Centuries. 3 hrs.

This course examines the historical development of gender norms, identities and roles as they have been shaped and changed by cultural, historical, and political factors. The course will promote understanding of the significance that gender plays in societies. The opportunity to learn about the history and contributions of women in the arts and sciences, and to think critically regarding these issues is available to male and female students in this context. IAI: H9 900.

GEN 2001. Women in Ancient Cultures. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the status and relationship of women and men within the historical context of ancient western civilization and the development of patriarchy in society, especially as they apply to the status and relationships of men and women today. Students will learn of archeological finds, including architecture, art, literature, both belles letters and otherwise, and human remains and also of social, philosophical, and historical theories that explain, or attempt to explain, the ideologies regarding the role of women and men in ancient societies. Prerequisite: ENG 1001 IAI: HF 907D.

GEN 2002. Women in Literature. 3 hrs.

This course looks closely at literature by and/or about women as it informs their gendered identity. A key component of the course is the historical and chronological discussion of gender role definition and the relationship between that and how women are viewed and view themselves. Discussion of readings, films, and other media trace the development of women's writings and increases appreciation and awareness of the excellence in women's writing. Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and ENG 1002 IAI: H3 911D.