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Title : SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)

Description : <p>This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts feminist scholars have developed as tools for thinking about gendered experience. In addition, we will study the interconnections among systems of oppression (such as sexism, racism, classism, ethnocentrism, homophobia/heterosexism, transphobia, ableism and others.) In this course you will learn to

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromyear : 2009

Creator :

Date : 2015-05-11T08:54:00+05:00

Relation : SP.401

Relation : WGS.401

Language : en-US

Subject : women's studies

Subject : gender studies

Subject : sex

Subject : gender

Subject : oppression

Subject : sexism

Subject : racism

Subject : ethnocentrism

Subject : homophobia

Subject : heterosexism

Subject : transphobia ableism

Subject : sexuality

Subject : reproduction

Subject : families

Subject : motherhood

Subject : women's health

Subject : globalization

Subject : activism

Subject : politics

Subject : feminism

Subject : patriarchy

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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