Foundations of Gender Studies
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Global Studies
Course Number: UGLB 3236
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Social Sciences
What does it mean to think critically about gender and sexuality in a time of cultural instability? We compare the broad topics and controversies in the social sciences and humanities that historically defined women's studies to those that have contributed to the recent shift to the broader designation of gender studies. Important factors contributing to this shift are the influx of gay, lesbian, and transgender subjects; multicultural feminist thought; the rise of postmodernism and its critique of identity politics; and the emergence of men's studies. In the process, students are introduced to the critical framework for thinking about gender. Central to the course is the examination of personal narratives--memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories, photographs--in relation to gender experiences and identities, politics, and social change. Jackie Vimo has worked in immigration policy for over a decade and has been the Director of Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition and the Coordinator of Policy and Administration at Make the Road New York. She also co-founded the New York State DREAM Act Coalition and New York Coalition for Immigrants' Rights to Drivers' Licenses.
Open to Undergraduate students.