By , May 3, 2013 7:22 pm

What is gender? What is sex? Is there even a difference between the two? This course will explore gender (femininity, masculinity, and so on) through the lens of social construction theory. From this perspective we will investigate the social meanings we attach to the sexes (female, male, intersex) and the impact these meanings have on our everyday lived experiences. In addition, we will explore the central role of Women’s Studies and feminist scholarship in making sense of gender across a wide range of experiences, from the local to the global. In this way, it is crucial that we investigate the variety of ways in which sex and gender intersect with other factors such as race, class, sexuality, age, nation, ability, and so on to better understand various sites of power and powerlessness. This site will serve as the course blog that you will utilize to practice critical thinking and writing skills.

Reading between the gender lines

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