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Spring 2017 Class Schedule - updated June 28, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
WGSS 100-01  Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Corie Hammers
WGSS 117-01  Women, Health, Reproduction
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am Elizabeth Jansen
Cross-listed with BIOL 117-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

WGSS 240-01  Comparative Feminisms: Whiteness and Postcolonialisms
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm Sonita Sarker
WGSS 261-01  Feminist Political Theory
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm Zornitsa Keremidchieva
*Cross-listed with POLI 261-01*

WGSS 294-01  Queer Futures
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm Corie Hammers
WGSS 300-01  Advanced Feminist/Queer Theories and Methodologies
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Sonita Sarker
*Cross-listed with INTL 300-01*

WGSS 305-01  Race, Sex and Work in the Global Economy
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm Corie Hammers
*Cross-listed with AMST 305-01*

WGSS 400-01  Senior Seminar: Linking Theory and Practice
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Sonita Sarker

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Fall 2016 Class Schedule - updated June 28, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
WGSS 100-01  Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MAIN 010 Benjamin Singer
WGSS 100-02  Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm MAIN 009 Benjamin Singer
WGSS 102-01  Gender and Sport
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 009 Corie Hammers
WGSS 141-01  Latin America Through Women's Eyes
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 214 Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with LATI 141-01 and POLI 141-01*

WGSS 200-01  Feminist/Queer Theories and Methodologies
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MAIN 010 Corie Hammers
WGSS 264-01  The Psychology of Gender
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am OLRI 301 Anjali Dutt
*Cross-listed with PSYC 264-01*

WGSS 294-02  19th C Russian Literature in Translation:Superfluous Men and Necessary Women
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 212 Anastasia Kayiatos
*Cross-listed with RUSS 251-01* Fall semester topical theme: This survey course choreographs a sustained encounter with the nineteenth-century canon by following the footsteps of the "superfluous man" and his nimble partner, the necessary woman, who dance through Romanticism and Realism; bump into other “social types"; and animate the "accursed questions" bedeviling Russian culture back then. The syllabus also brushes up against a robust body of critical literature spanning century, country, genre and authorial gender. Waltzing between immanent and intertextual analysis with a WGSS spin, the class will come to grasp the state and stakes of the Russian novel from its debut to the present day.

WGSS 294-03  The Veil in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm MAIN 111 Susanna Drake
*Cross-listed with RELI 294-03* In this course, we will examine the role of the veil in societies from the ancient Near East to the present. We will pay special attention to veiling as a cultural and religious practice that reflects ideas about piety, gender, and status. Along with learning about the history of the veil and its use in some of the major religious traditions, we will consider the function of the veil in contemporary political debates, and we will explore women's veiling, in particular, as a topic in feminist discourse.

WGSS 294-04  Narrating African American Women's 20th Century Resistance
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MAIN 002 Crystal Moten
*Cross-listed with AMST 294-04 and HIST 294-01* Using critical biographies of both well-known and lesser known African American women, this course will examine traditions of 20th century African American women’s activism, the ways in which they have changed over time, and also the interior lives of African Amercican women. Too often, the narrative of the “strong black woman” infuses stories of African American women’s resistance, which coupled with a culture of dissemblance, makes the inner workings of their lives difficult to imagine. This course, at its heart, seeks to uncover the motivations, both personal and political, behind African American women’s activism. It also seeks to address the ways in which African American women have responded to the pressing social, economic, and political needs of their diverse communities. We will read biographies of African American women such as Ida B. Wells, Amy Jacques Garvey, Henrietta Lacks, Ella Baker, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Florynce Kennedy, and Barbara Jordan, to name a few. Biographical reading will be coupled with primary sources, documentaries, and additional secondary sources to provide context.

WGSS 294-05  Muslim Women Writers
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm CARN 404 Jenna Rice
*Cross-listed with ENGL 294-04 and INTL 294-02; counts for social science general distribution* Against the swirling backdrop of political discourses about women in the Islamic world, this course will engage with feminist and postcolonial debates through literary works by Muslim women writers. The course will begin with an exploration of key debates about women’s agency and freedom, the Islamic headscarf, and Qur’anic hermeneutics. With this in mind, we will turn to the fine details of literature and poetry by Muslim women. How do these authors constitute their worlds? How are gendered subjectivities constructed? And how do the gender politics of literary texts relate to the broader political and historical contexts from which they emerge? Themes will include an introduction to Muslim poetesses and Arabic poetic genres, the rise of the novel in the Arabic speaking world, and Muslim women’s literary production outside of the Middle East: from Senegal to South Asia, and beyond.

WGSS 346-01  Constructions of a Female Killer
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm NEILL 214 Alicia Munoz
*Cross-listed with HISP 446-01 and LATI 446-01; first day attendance required*

WGSS 354-01  Gender and Music
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MUSIC 228 Victoria Malawey
*Cross-listed with MUSI 354-01*

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