WGS 1004 – Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

An introduction to key topics, concepts, approaches, and problems in women's, gender, and sexuality studies. Investigates the meaning and significance of gender and introduces students to the multiplicity of ideas at the intersections of sexual and racialized identities, variously marked bodies, and gendered expressions, as well as power embedded in their various representations in popular culture. Central areas of inquiry include the ways in which race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, nationality, age, and ability shape experience, culture, and politics.