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Title : WGS.101 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)

Description : This course offers an introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary field that asks critical questions about the meanings of sex and gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies, both historical and contemporary. Gender studies scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as education, law, culture, work, medicine and the family.  WGS. 101 draws on multiple disciplines--such as literature, history, economics, psychology, sociology, philosophy, political science, anthropology and media studies-- to examine cultural assumptions about sex, gender, and sexuality. This course integrates analysis of cur

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2014

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Date : 2015-08-14T13:11:19+05:00

Relation : WGS.101

Language : en-US

Subject : gender

Subject : women

Subject : law

Subject : culture

Subject : education

Subject : work

Subject : medicine

Subject : social policy

Subject : family

Subject : women's rights

Subject : race

Subject : class

Subject : Senaca Falls

Subject : suffrage

Subject : The Yellow Wallpaper

Subject : Rosie the Riveter

Subject : activism

Subject : gender roles

Subject : beauty

Subject : sexuality

Subject : marriage

Subject : transgender

Subject : gender equality

Subject : sweatshop

Subject : pro-choice

Subject : pro-life

Subject : feminist

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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