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Course Schedule for WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY - Spring 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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5357 WMGS-308-01 Mapping American Sexualities 1.00 SEM Corber,Robert J. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course examines the emergence of modern forms of sexual personhood in the United States. Starting in the late nineteenth century, it tracks the shift from gender role to object choice as the organizing principle of sexual identities, desires, and practices while paying particular attention to the consolidation of the hetero/homosexual binary. Readings include novels, plays, films, and memoirs, as well as key theoretical texts.
4800 WMGS-345-01 Film Noir 1.00 SEM Corber,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: For English majors, this course satisfies the requirement of a 300-level elective.
  This course traces the development of film noir, a distinctive style of Hollywood filmmaking inspired by the hardboiled detective fiction of Dashiell Hammett, James Cain, and Raymond Chandler. It pays particular attention to the genre’s complicated gender and sexual politics. In addition to classic examples of film noir, the course also considers novels by Hammett, Cain, and Chandler.
4413 WMGS-369-01 Queer Studies:Issues & Controv 1.00 LEC Corber,Robert J. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This broadly interdisciplinary course examines the impact of queer theory on the study of gender and sexuality in both the humanities and the social sciences. In positing that there is no necessary or causal relationship between sex, gender, and sexuality, queer theory has raised important questions about the identity-based understandings of gender and sexuality still dominant in the social sciences. This course focuses on the issues queer theory has raised in the social sciences as its influence has spread beyond the humanities. Topics covered include: queer theory’s critique of identity; institutional versus discursive forms of power in the regulation of gender and sexuality; the value of psychoanalysis for the study of sexuality; and lesbian and gay historiography versus queer historiography.
4310 WMGS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
4311 WMGS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
4312 WMGS-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment in this single term thesis.
4391 WMGS-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for each semester of this yearlong thesis. (Two course credits are considered pending in the first semester; two course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
5318 AMST-341-01 Spectacle Disability Amer Cult 1.00 SEM Paulin,Diana R. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course examines how people with disabilities are represented in American literature and culture. Whether it is the exceptional savant who is heralded as a hero because of her "special" abilities or the critically injured person whose disability relegates him to the sidelines of society even though his ability to overcome everyday challenges is applauded from a distance, definitions of disabilities (both generally and explicitly) tell us a great deal about the concept of normalcy and the expectations that we attach to this term. In addition, the various narratives associated with different disabilities and their origins are shaped by other aspects of identity, such as socio-economic class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender. We will look at a variety of mediums including fiction, non-fiction, film, television, and memoirs in order to examine how these representations, along with the material realities of disabled people, frame our society's understanding of disability and the consequences of these formulations. We look at texts and cases such as Million Dollar Baby, the Terry Sciavo case, Born on a Blue Day, Forrest Gump, the American Disabilites Act, the Christopher Reeves story, and Radio.
5017 AMST-409-03 Queer America 1.00 SEM Gieseking,Jack M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Drawing on interdisciplinary work in lgbtq studies, Queer America uses key spaces and scales as lenses and sites in this research seminar. From bars and community centers, neighborhoods and cruising grounds, to cities and rural Walmarts, websites and social media, students will employ queer theory to broaden their understandings of lgbtq spaces in the nation. The application of classic and cutting-edge work in geographies of lgbtq culture will challenge the seemingly normal histories and geographies of American life.
5183 AMST-809-03 Queer America 1.00 SEM Gieseking,Jack M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 3
  NOTE: There are 3 graduate student seats available for this course that is cross-listed with AMST409-03.
  Drawing on interdisciplinary work in lgbtq studies, Queer America uses key spaces and scales as lenses and sites in this research seminar. From bars and community centers, neighborhoods and cruising grounds, to cities and rural Walmarts, websites and social media, students will employ queer theory to broaden their understandings of lgbtq spaces in the nation. The application of classic and cutting-edge work in geographies of lgbtq culture will challenge the seemingly normal histories and geographies of American life.
5205 CLCV-228-01 Golden Ages and Utopian Dreams 1.00 LEC Safran,Meredith E. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: 10 seats are reserved for Classics majors.
  Once upon a time the world was wonderful—but that time is long past. Why did we lose it? Could we ever return to that wonderful world? This line of thinking characterizes discourses of “the golden age”, which run throughout Greek and Roman literature and into their modern interpretations. Related to a communal desire to recover past glory days is the ability to imagine a new and better society that has never, and may never, actually exist: the utopia. This course surveys how Greek and Roman authors imagined golden ages and utopias; how morality, gender, labor, and warfare shaped these cultural ideals; and how contemporary artistic descendants
5204 CLCV-232-01 Ancient Greece on Film and TV 1.00 LEC Tomasso,Vincent E. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: 10 seats are reserved for Classics majors.
  What do films and television programs set in ancient Greece say about us and our identities now? This course explores the relationship modern artists have constructed with ancient Greece in the cinema and on the television screen. The main focus will be on how contemporary Americans view, depict, and change ancient experiences based on differing circumstances of time and place. Topics for discussion include the distinction between “myth” and “history”, the depiction of gender, the representation of the divine, considerations of the audience, and the mechanics of adaptation. Films may include Disney’s Hercules (1997), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Troy (2004), and 300 (2007). Television programs may include Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001) and Wishbone (1995-1999).
5224 CLCV-241-01 Classical Ideals 1.00 LEC Risser,Martha K. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Representations of the human body in Greek and Roman art raise various issues including standards of beauty and their implications; social status; the athletic ideal; clothing and lack of clothing; character and emotions; gender and sexuality; and concepts of the "classical ideal" during and after antiquity. Through studies of classical sculpture, painting, and minor arts, this course will explore perceptions of the human body that persist in the Western tradition. Readings include studies in the history of art, critical approaches to conceptions of the human form, ancient medical texts, and classical poetry.
5203 CLCV-314-01 The Classics in Colonial India 1.00 SEM Ramgopal,Sailakshmi WF: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course traces the complex relationship between the study of classical antiquity and the British colonial presence in India. How did Indians employ the classical tradition to produce strategies of resistance and collaboration to overturn the British Raj and agitate for the creation of Bharat? The class will engage with a diverse range of texts like Sophocles’ Antigone, Nehru’s “India and Greece”, a play based on Aristophanes’ Wealth, whose replacement of a male with a female protagonist raises issues of gender and sexuality, and films like Gandhi (1982). By excavating the mostly uncharted history of classical reception in British India, the course not only considers the relationship between classics and colonialism, but performs the crucial function of decentering the occidental orientation of classical reception studies.
5206 CLCV-330-01 Vergil's Aeneid 1.00 SEM Safran,Meredith E. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: 10 seats are reserved for Classics majors.
  A cornerstone of historical-cultural identity in classical antiquity and modern Western successors to the Roman Empire, Vergil’s Aeneid recounts how the warrior Aeneas and survivors of the Trojan War endured the hardships of exile to reach their prophesied home in Italy, founding the dynasty of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome who ruled in Vergil’s time. Long read as a triumphalist celebration of imperial dominance, in recent decades the Aeneid has also been recognized as giving voice to the sorrow generated by Rome’s recent civil wars and the discarding of women and their concerns in establishing empire. This course explores why, for millennia, the artistic, cultural, and political power of the Aeneid have earned it praise and critique, both at Rome and beyond.
5168 ENGL-451-01 Queer Harlem Renaissance 1.00 SEM Paulin,Diana R. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: For English majors, this course satisfies a post-1900 distribution requirement. This course is research-intensive.
  This course approaches the Harlem Renaissance or "the New Negro" Movement through the lens of sexuality, paying particular attention to the ways in which understandings of racial identity were filtered through representations of sex and gender. We will consider how writers of the Harlem Renaissance explored notions of sexuality and gender given the history of slavery and exploitation that generated rigid formulations of race and gender. How did cultural producers challenge, reinforce, question and imagine sexuality and its intersection with other aspects of identity, such as class, gender, and national origins. Writers/artists include, Wallace Thurman, Carl Van Vechten, Bessie Smith, Angelina Weld Grimke, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Langston Hughes, and Bruce Nugent. For English majors, this course satisfies a post-1900 distribution requirement. This course is research-intensive.
5140 HIST-247-01 Latinos/Latinas in USA 1.00 LEC Cancelled HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Who are “Latinos/Latinas” and how have they come to constitute a central ethnic/racial category in the contemporary United States? This is the organizing question around which this course examines the experiences of major Latino/Latina groups—Chicanos/Mexicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans—and new immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean. We study U.S. colonialism and imperialism in the Old Mexican North and the Caribbean; migration and immigration patterns and policies; racial, gender, and class distinctions; cultural and political expressions and conflicts; return migrations and transnationalism; and inter-ethnic relations and the construction of pan-Latino/Latina diasporic identities.
5045 INTS-234-01 Gender and Education 1.00 LEC Bauer,Janet L. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  What is gender equity in schooling and what impact does this have on gender equity more broadly? Different disciplinary perspectives on the impact of gender in learning, school experience, performance and achievement will be explored in elementary, secondary, post-secondary, and informal educational settings. The legal and public policy implications of these findings (such as gender-segregated schooling, men’s and women’s studies programs, curriculum reform, Title IX, affirmative action and other proposed remedies) will be explored. Findings on socialization and schooling in the U.S. will be contrasted with those from other cultures.
5048 INTS-249-01 Immigrants & Refugees 1.00 SEM Bauer,Janet L. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  The post-cold war world is one of changing national boundaries and governments, environmental devastation and internal conflicts, resulting in an apparently unprecedented flow of people from their native homelands. At a time when multiculturalism is not a popular model for national integration, immigrants, refugees, and other sojourners find themselves in new places creating new lives for themselves. The processes by which this occurs illustrate some of the basic social, cultural, and political dilemmas of contemporary societies. Using historical and contemporary case studies from Europe and the Americas, this course looks at issues of flight, resettlement, integration, cultural adaptation, and public policy involved in creating culturally diverse nations. Questions to be raised include what are the conditions under which people leave, who can become a (authentic) member of society, what rights do non-citizens versus citizens have, are borders sacrosanct, are ethnic and racial diversity achievable or desirable, is multiculturalism an appropriate model, do people want to assimilate, what are the cultural consequences of movement, and how can individuals reconstruct their identities and feel they belong? This course includes a community learning component. (Also offered under American Studies, Public Policy & Law, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality.)
5122 INTS-311-01 Global Feminism 1.00 LEC Tabar,Linda W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course examines how the struggles of diverse gender based movements (religious and secular, urban and rural, black and white), from the Americas to the Middle East and Asia, shed light on vexing social problems like the lack of sexual and reproductive rights, political and social representation, and equal opportunities. Using historical and contemporary examples of women’s organizing and theorizing, course materials interrogate the meaning of ‘feminism’, the relationship between the gendered self and society, the impact of race, class, and cultural differences on women’s solidarity, the challenge of women’s (and gender based) activism to state and social order, the impact of women's networking, and the possibilities for achieving a transnational, cross-cultural or global ‘feminism.’
4827 SOCL-246-01 Sociology of Gender 1.00 LEC Andersson,Tanetta E. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Sex and gender are used as principles of social organization in all known societies. This course surveys research in the sociological study of gender with the goal of providing students with a theoretical grounding for analyzing gender from a sociological perspective. We will explore how our lives and the world around us are shaped by gender and how gender has been constructed over time. We will further examine how sociological research on gender helps us to understand power and inequality at various levels – institutional, organizational, and interactional—by examining various topics such as gender socialization, reproduction, education, work, and violence. We will also pay attention to how gender reinforces and builds upon other areas of inequality such as social class, race, ethnicity, and age.