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First-Year Seminars

For a full description of first-year seminars, see the First-Year Seminar section.

1013 {26} c. Homebodies: Geography as Identity in Fiction. Fall 2013. Sarah Braunstein. (Same as English 1013 {12}.)

1014 {30} b. Mothers, Sisters and Facebook Friends: Is Feminism a Dysfunctional Family? Fall 2013. Susan Faludi.

1022 {22} c. “Bad” Women Make Great History: Gender, Identity, and Society in Modern Europe, 1789–1945. Fall 2013. Page Herrlinger. (Same as History 1012 {22}.)

[1027 {27} c. From Flowers of Evil to Pretty Woman: Prostitutes in Modern Western Culture. (Same as Gay and Lesbian Studies 1027 {27} and German 1027 {27}.)]

Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Courses

1101 {101} b - ESD. Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies. Fall 2013. Kristen Ghodsee. Spring 2014. Jennifer Scanlon.

An interdisciplinary introduction to the issues, perspectives, and findings of the new scholarship that examines the role of gender in the construction of knowledge. Explores what happens when women become the subjects of study, what is learned about women, what is learned about gender, and how disciplinary knowledge itself is changed.

1102 {102} c - ESD, VPA. Cultural Choreographies: An Introduction to Dance. Fall 2013. Nyama McCarthy-Brown.

Dancing is a fundamental human activity, a mode of communication, and a basic force in social life. Investigates dance and movement in the studio and classroom as aesthetic and cultural phenomena. Explores how dance and movement activities reveal information about cultural norms and values and affect perspectives in our own and other societies. Using ethnographic methods, focuses on how dancing maintains and creates conceptions of one’s own body, gender relationships, and personal and community identities. Experiments with dance and movement forms from different cultures and epochs—for example, the hula, New England contradance, classical Indian dance, Balkan kolos, ballet, contact improvisation, and African American dance forms from swing to hip-hop—through readings, performances, workshops in the studio, and field work. (Same as Dance 1102 {101}.)

1117 {117} c. Christian Sexual Ethics. Fall 2015. Elizabeth Pritchard.

An examination of the themes, varieties, and conflicts of Christian teachings and practices regarding sex and sexuality. Source materials include the Bible, historical analyses, Church dogmatics, legal cases, and ethnographic studies. Topics include celibacy and marriage, the development and status of sexual orientations, natural law, conversion therapy, reproductive rights and technologies, and comparative religious ethics. (Same as Gay and Lesbian Studies 1116 {116} and Religion 1116 {116}.)

[1592 {140} c - ESD, VPA. History of Hip-Hop. (Same as Africana Studies 1592 {159} and Music 1292 {140}.)]

2201 {201} b - ESD. Feminist Theory. Fall 2013 and 2014. Jennifer Scanlon.

The history of women’s studies and its transformation into gender studies and feminist theory has always included a tension between creating “woman,” and political and theoretical challenges to that unity. Examines that tension in two dimensions: the development of critical perspectives on gender and power relations, both within existing fields of knowledge and within the continuous evolution of feminist discourse itself.

Prerequisite: Gender and Women’s Studies 1101 {101} or permission of the instructor.

2202 {202} c. Victorian Urban Narratives. Spring 2014. Aviva Briefel.

Seminar. An exploration of London as space and character in Victorian literary narratives. Considers such topics as the intersections between identity and urban setting, the relationship between genre and literary space, and the overlaps in mappings of cities and narratives. Consideration of literary and cultural theory and criticism is central. Authors may include Conrad, Dickens, Dixon, Doyle, Gissing, Marsh, and Wilde. (Same as English 2002 {208} and Gay and Lesbian Studies 2002 {202}.)

Prerequisite: One first-year seminar or course numbered 1100–1999 {100–199} in English.

2207 {207} c - ESD, VPA. Black Women, Politics, Music, and the Divine. Fall 2014. Judith Casselberry.

Seminar. Examines the convergence of politics and spirituality in the musical work of contemporary Black women singer-songwriters in the United States. Analyzes material that interrogates and articulates the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality, generated across a range of religious and spiritual terrains with African diasporic/Black Atlantic spiritual moorings, including Christianity, Islam, and Yoruba. Focuses on material that reveals a womanist (Black feminist) perspective by considering the ways resistant identities shape and are shaped by artistic production. Employs an interdisciplinary approach by incorporating ethnomusicology, anthropology, literature, history, and performance and social theory. Explores the work of Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Abby Lincoln, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Dianne Reeves, among others. (Same as Africana Studies 2201 {201}, Music 2291 {201}, and Religion 2201 {201}.)

[2208 {216} b - ESD. Sociology of Gender. (Same as Sociology 2519 {219}.)]

2221 {221} c. Dostoevsky and the Novel. Spring 2015. Raymond Miller.

Examines Fyodor Dostoevsky’s later novels. Studies the author’s unique brand of realism (“fantastic realism,” “realism of a higher order”), which explores the depths of human psychology and spirituality. Emphasis on the anti-Western, anti-materialist bias of Dostoevsky’s quest for meaning in a world growing increasingly unstable, violent, and cynical. Special attention is given to the author’s treatment of urban poverty and the place of women in Russian society. (Same as Russian 2223 {223}.)

2222 {222} b - ESD. “The Wire”: Race, Class, Gender, and the Urban Crisis. Spring 2015. Brian Purnell.

Postwar U.S. cities were considered social, economic, political, and cultural zones of “crisis.” African Americans—their families, gender relations; their relationship to urban political economy, politics, and culture—were at the center of this discourse. Using David Simon’s epic series, The Wire, as a critical source on postindustrial urban life, politics, conflict, and economics, covers the origins of the “urban crisis,” the rise of an “underclass” theory of urban class relations, the evolution of the urban “underground economy,” and the ways the “urban crisis” shaped depictions of African Americans in American popular culture. (Same as Africana Studies 2220 {220} and Sociology 2220 {220}.)

Prerequisite: One of the following: Africana Studies 1101 {101}, Education 1101 {101}, Gender and Women’s Studies 1101 {101}, or Sociology 1101 {101}, or permission of the instructor.

2224 {224} b - ESD. Introduction to Human Population. Fall 2013. Nancy Riley.

An introduction to the major issues in the study of population. Focuses on the social aspects of the demographic processes of fertility, mortality, and migration. Also examines population change in Western Europe historically, recent demographic changes in Third World countries, population policy, and the social and environmental causes and implications of changes in births, deaths, and migration. (Same as Environmental Studies 2332 {222} and Sociology
2222 {222}.)

Prerequisite: Sociology 1101 {101} or Anthropology 1101 {101}.

2229 c - ESD, IP. Global Pentecostalism: The Roots and Routes of Twentieth-Century Christianity. Spring 2014. Judith Casselberry.

Seminar. Pentecostalism is a form of Christianity centered on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Pentecostals speak in tongues, heal, prophesize, see visions, and exorcise demons. By many accounts, Pentecostalism is the fastest growing religion in the world. While the Pentecostal population is difficult to count, current estimates place the world’s total number of adherents at close to 600 million, of whom 75% are women. With particular attention to its intersections with gender, ethnicity, and class, explores the religion’s appeal; its impact on devotees’ lives; and resultant local, regional, and global implications. Case studies include the Americas, the Caribbean, and Africa. (Same as Africana Studies 2235 {242} and Religion 2247 {247}.)

2234 {234} c. Romantic Sexualities. Spring 2014. David Collings.

Investigates constructions of sexuality in English romantic writing. Examines tales of seduction by supernatural or demonic figures; the sexualized world of the Gothic; the Byronic hero; lyrical depictions of incest; the yearning for an eroticized muse or goddess; and same-sex desire in travel writing, diaries, and realist fiction. Discusses the place of such writing in the history of sexual identities, repression, the unconscious, and the sublime. Authors may include Burke, Lewis, Mary Shelley, Byron, Wollstonecraft, Lister, Austen, Coleridge, Keats, and Percy Shelley, with further readings in queer theory and the history of sexuality. (Same as English 2351 {236} and Gay and Lesbian Studies 2351 {236}.).

Prerequisite: One first-year seminar or course numbered 1100–1999 {101–199} in English or gender and women’s studies, or Gay and Lesbian Studies 2001 {201}.

[2246 {263} c - ESD. Only a Game? Sports and Leisure in Europe and America. (Same as History 2560 {240}.)]

2247 {247} c. Modernism/Modernity. Fall 2013. Marilyn Reizbaum.

Examines the cruxes of the “modern,” and the term’s shift into a conceptual category rather than a temporal designation. Although not confined to a particular national or generic rubric, takes British works as a focus. Organized by movements or critical formations of the modern, i.e., modernisms, psychoanalysis, postmodernism, cultural critique. Readings of critical literature in conjunction with primary texts. Authors/directors/works may include T. S. Eliot, Joyce’s Dubliners, Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers, Sontag’s On Photography, W. G. Sebald’s The Natural History of Destruction, Ian McEwen’s Enduring Love, Stevie Smith, Kureishi’s My Son the Fanatic, and Coetzee’s Disgrace. (Same as English 2451 {245} and Gay and Lesbian Studies 2451 {245}.)

Prerequisite: One first-year seminar or course numbered 1100–1999 {100–199} in English, gay and lesbian studies, or gender and women’s studies.

2248 {248} c - ESD. Family and Community in American History, 1600–1900. Fall 2014. Sarah McMahon.

Examines the social, economic, and cultural history of American families from 1600 to 1900, and the changing relationship between families and their kinship networks, communities, and the larger society. Topics include gender relationships; racial, ethnic, cultural, and class variations in family and community ideals, structures, and functions; the purpose and expectations of marriage; philosophies of child-rearing; organization of work and leisure time; and the effects of industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and social and geographic mobility on patterns of family life and community organization. (Same as History 2128 {248}.)

2250 {246} b. Activist Voices in India. Fall 2013. Sara Dickey.

Examines contemporary social and political activism in India. Focuses on film, essays, and fiction to investigate the ways that political messages are constructed through different media and for specific audiences. Case studies include activism concerning religious conflict, gender inequalities, gay and lesbian identities, and environmental issues. (Same as Anthropology 2647 {248}, Asian Studies 2562 {248}, and Film Studies 2248 {248}.)

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1101 {101} or Sociology 1101 {101}, and one previous course on contemporary South Asian societies from the following: Anthropology 1138 {138} (same as Asian Studies 1625 {138}); Anthropology 2601 {232} (same as Asian Studies 2561 {247}); Anthropology 2643 {243} (same as Asian Studies 2560 {232}); Asian Studies 2501 {289} (same as Gender and Women’s Studies 2289 {289} and Religion 2289 {289}); History 1038 {26} (same as Asian Studies 1035 {26}); History 2341 {282} (same as Asian Studies 2580 {236}); History 2342 {261} (same as Asian Studies 2581 {256}); History 2343 {263} (same as Asian Studies 2582 {258}); History 2344 {280} (same as Asian Studies 2230 {230}); History 2801 {259} (same as Asian Studies 2583 {237} and Gender and Women’s Studies 2259 {259}); History 2809 {241} (same as Asian Studies 2239 {239}); Religion 2219 {219} (same as Asian Studies 2550 {219}); Religion 2221 {221} (same as Asian Studies 2553 {241}); Religion 2222 {222} (same as Asian Studies 2554 {242}); Sociology 2227 {227} (same as Africana Studies 2227 {227} and Asian Studies 2840 {263}); Sociology 2236 {236} (same as Asian Studies 2570 {233}); or permission of the instructor.

2251 {251} c - ESD. Women in American History, 1600–1900. Spring 2014. Sarah McMahon.

A social history of American women from the colonial period through the nineteenth century. Examines women’s changing roles in both public and private spheres; the circumstances of women’s lives as these were shaped by class, ethnic, and racial differences; the recurring conflict between the ideals of womanhood and the realities of women’s experience; and focuses on family responsibilities, paid and unpaid work, religion, education, reform, women’s rights, and feminism. (Same as History 2126 {246}.)

2252 {252} c. American Intimacies: Sex and Love in Nineteenth-Century Literature. Spring 2014. Peter Coviello.

Homosexuality and its conceptual twin, heterosexuality, are surprisingly late coinages. So what was sex like before such concepts organized the sphere of intimate life in America? Was it a set of bodily practices? An aspect of a person’s identity? Was sexuality something an individual could be said to possess? What forms of contact, invest attachment, or imagination could even be counted as sex, and why? Authors may include Whitman, Thoreau, Jewett, Melville, Hawthorne, James, Douglas, Dickinson, and Joseph Smith. Note: This course fulfills the literature of the Americas requirement for English majors. (Same as English 2502 {252} and Gay and Lesbian Studies 2502 {252}.)

Prerequisite: One first-year seminar or course numbered 1100–1999 {100–199} in English.

2256 {256} c - ESD. Gender, Body, and Religion. Spring 2016. Elizabeth Pritchard.

A significant portion of religious texts and practices is devoted to the disciplining and gendering of bodies. Examines these disciplines including ascetic practices, dietary restrictions, sexual and purity regulations, and boundary maintenance between human and divine, public and private, and clergy and lay. Topics include desire and hunger, abortion, women-led religious movements, the power of submission, and the related intersections of race and class. Materials are drawn from Christianity, Judaism, Neopaganism, Voudou, and Buddhism. (Same as Religion 2253 {253}.)

[2259 {259} c - ESD, IP. Sex and the Politics of the Body in Modern India. (Same as Asian Studies 2583 {237} and History 2801 {259}.)]

[2265 {265} b. Gender and Family in East Asia. (Same as Asian Studies 2101 {264} and Sociology 2265 {265}.)]

2266 {266} c - IP. Chinese Women in Fiction and Film. Spring 2015. Shu-chin Tsui.

Approaches the subject of women and writing in twentieth- and early twenty-first-century China from perspectives of gender studies, literary analysis, and visual representations. Considers women writers, filmmakers, and their works in the context of China’s social-political history as well as its literary and visual traditions. Focuses on how women writers and directors negotiate gender identity against social-cultural norms. Also constructs a dialogue between Chinese women’s works and Western feminist assumptions. (Same as Asian Studies 2073 {266} and Film Studies 2266 {266}.)

2270 {270} c - ESD. Spirit Come Down: Black Women and Religion. Spring 2015. Judith Casselberry.

Explores issues of self-representation, memory, material culture, embodiment, and civic and political engagement through autobiographical, historical, literary, anthropological, cinematic, and musical texts. Primarily focused on Christian denominations: Methodist, Baptist, and Pentecostal. Examines the religious lives of black women in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. (Same as Africana Studies 2271 {271} and Religion 2271 {271}.)

2277 {277} - MCSR. Applied Research Practicum: Chinese Rural to Urban Migration. Spring 2014. Rachel Connelly.

Highlights applied research methods in microeconomics. Students work throughout the semester in research teams to analyze data from Chinese rural women on their migration and/or the migration of their husbands. While topics of Chinese economic life and economic models of migration are studied, primarily focuses on methods: how applied researchers work with data to analyze a set of questions. Elementary statistics is a prerequisite. Statistical techniques beyond the elementary level are taught. (Same as Asian Studies 2090 {269} and Economics 2277 {277}.)

Prerequisite: Economics 1101 {101} and one of the following statistics courses: Economics 2557 {257}, Mathematics 1200 {155} or 2606 {265}, Psychology 2520 {252}, or Sociology 2010 {201}; or permission of the instructor.

2282 {282} c - ESD. Gender, Sexuality, and Schooling. Fall 2014. Doris Santoro.

Schools are sites where young people learn to “do” gender and sexuality through direct instruction, the hidden curriculum, and peer-to-peer learning. In schools, gender and sexuality are challenged, constrained, constructed, normalized, and performed. Explores instructional and curricular reforms that have attempted to address students’ and teachers’ sexual identities and behavior. Examines the effects of gender and sexual identity on students’ experience of school, their academic achievement, and the work of teaching. Topics may include Compulsory Heterosexuality in the Curriculum; the Gender of the Good Student and Good Teacher; Sex Ed in an Age of Abstinence. (Same as Education 2212 {212} and Gay and Lesbian Studies 2120 {212}.)

Prerequisite: One of the following: Education 1101 {101}, Gay and Lesbian Studies 2001 {201}, or Gender and Women’s Studies 1101 {101}.

2426 {287} c. The Horror Film in Context. Fall 2013. Aviva Briefel.

Examines the genre of the horror film in a range of cultural, theoretical, and literary contexts. Considers the ways in which horror films represent violence, fear, and paranoia; their creation of identity categories; their intersection with contemporary politics; and their participation in such major literary and cinematic genres as the gothic, comedy, and family drama. Texts may include works by Craven, Cronenberg, De Palma, Freud, Hitchcock, Kristeva, Kubrick, Poe, Romero, and Shelley. (Same as English 2426 {289}, Film Studies 2426 {287}, and Gay and Lesbian Studies 2426 {287}.)

Prerequisite: One of the following: one first-year seminar or course numbered 1100–1999 {100–199} in English or gender and women’s studies; or Film Studies 1101 {101}, 2201 {201}, or 2202 {202}.

2510 {220} c - IP, VPA. Soviet Worker Bees, Revolution, and Red Love in Russian Film. Fall 2014. Kristina Toland.

Explores twentieth-century Russian society through critical analysis of film, art, architecture, music, and literature. Topics include scientific utopias, eternal revolution, individual freedom versus collectivism, conflict between the intelligentsia and the common man, the “new Soviet woman,” nationalism, the thaw and double-think, stagnation of the 1970s, post-glasnost sexual liberation, and black hole post-soviet film. Works of Eisenstein, Vertov, Pudovkin, Tarkovsky, Kandinsky, Chagall, Mayakovsky, Bulgakov, Pasternak, Brodsky, Akhmatova, Solzhenitsyn, Petrushevskaya, and Tolstaya. Weekly film viewings. Russian majors are required to do some reading in Russian. Note: May be counted toward a minor in film studies. (Same as Russian 2221 {221}.)

2600 {275} b. Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Eastern Europe. Spring 2014. Kristen Ghodsee.

Seminar. Examines the current scholarship on gender and sexuality in modern Eastern Europe: the countries of the former Soviet Union, the successor states of Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Albania. Focusing on research produced by academics based in the region, examines the dialogue and interchange of ideas between East and West, and how knowledge about the region is dialectically produced by both Western feminists and East European gender studies scholars. Topics include the women question before 1989; nationalism, fertility, and population decline; patterns and expectations for family formation; the politics of European Union gender mainstreaming; visual representations in television and film; social movements; work; romance and intimacy; spirituality; and the status of academic gender studies in the region. (Same as Gay and Lesbian Studies 2600 {275}.)

Prerequisite: Gender and Women’s Studies 1101 {101}.

2601 {249} c. History of Women’s Voices in America. Spring 2015. Sarah McMahon.

Seminar. Examines women’s voices in America from 1650 to the twentieth century, as these emerged in private letters, journals, and autobiographies; poetry, short stories, and novels; essays, addresses, and prescriptive literature. Readings from the secondary literature provide a historical framework for examining women’s writings. Research projects focus on the form and content of women’s literature and the ways that it illuminates women’s understandings, reactions, and responses to their historical situation. (Same as History 2609 {249}.)

Prerequisite: One course in history.

2606 {240} b. Radical Politics, Radical Families. Fall 2013. Kristen Ghodsee.

Seminar. Women’s emancipation and sexual freedom were common themes among utopian socialists, anarchists, and other radical left communities in the United States and Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sexual equality was also a bedrock principle of “scientific socialist” and communist societies throughout the twentieth century. Explores how a variety of communalist ideologies re-imagined the shape of the family and the gender relations between men and women. Examines the theoretical foundations and practical implications of sexual equality through a detailed history of a wide variety of ideological movements, including Owenism, anarchism, utopian socialism, scientific socialism, and “really-existing” socialism in the twentieth century. Special attention paid to the ongoing tensions between theory and practice.

2607 c. The Monstrosity of Revolution: Radicalism and Reaction in British Literature, 1789–1834. Spring 2014. David Collings.

Seminar. Examines the rise of and responses to radical writing in the wake of the French Revolution, with a particular focus on the many contexts informing the novel Frankenstein. Focuses on the emergence of feminist critique, radical fiction, philosophical anarchism, and the poetics of non-violent resistance, as well as the defense of tradition and the depiction of revolution as monstrosity. Discusses such authors as Burke, Wollstonecraft, Godwin, Rousseau, and Percy and Mary Shelley in tandem with contemporary critical essays. (Same as English 2007.)

Prerequisite: One first-year seminar or course numbered 1100–1999 {100–199} in English or gender and women’s studies.

2970–2973 {291–294}. Intermediate Independent Study in Gender and Women’s Studies. The Program.

2999 {299}. Intermediate Collaborative Study in Gender and Women’s Studies. The Program.

[3001 {344} c. Bad Girls on Stage in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America. (Same as Latin American Studies 3244 {344} and Spanish 3244 {344}.)]

3019 {370} c. Jane Austen and Company. Fall 2013. Ann Kibbie.

Seminar. Examines Austen’s major works, from Northanger Abbey to Persuasion, by pairing each novel either with a work by one of her major literary influences (such as Frances Burney’s Evelina and Ann Radcliffe’s The Romance of the Forest), or with a later work (such as Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre) that responds to and challenges Austen’s own novelistic practice. Will also examine major currents in Austen criticism. (Same as English 3020 {370}.)

Prerequisite: One course numbered 2000–2969 {200–289} in English or permission of the instructor.

3100 {313} b - ESD, IP. Global Sexualities/Local Desires. Fall 2013. Krista Van Vleet.

Explores the variety of practices, performances, and ideologies of sexuality through a cross-cultural perspective. Focusing on contemporary anthropological scholarship on sexuality and gender, asks how Western conceptions of “sexuality,” “sex,” and “gender” help (or hinder) our understanding of the lives and desires of people in other social and cultural contexts. Topics may include “third gendered” individuals; intersexuality and the naturalization of sex; language and the performance of sexuality; drag; global media and the construction of identity; lesbian and gay families; sex work; AIDS and HIV and health policy; migration, asylum and human rights issues; ethical issues and activism. Ethnographic examples are drawn from United States, Latin America (Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba); Asia (India, Japan, Indonesia) and Oceania (Papua New Guinea); and Africa (Nigeria, South Africa). Presents issues of contemporary significance along with key theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches used by anthropologists. Integrates perspectives on globalization and the intersection of multiple social differences (including class, race, and ethnicity) with discussion of sexuality and gender. Not open to students who have credit for Anthropology 2110 {210} (same as Gay and Lesbian Studies 2110 {210} and Gender and Women’s Studies 2210 {210}). (Same as Anthropology 3100 {313}, Gay and Lesbian Studies 3100 {313}, and Latin American Studies 3711 {311}.)

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1101 {101} or Sociology 1101 {101}, or permission of the instructor.

3103 c. Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Music. Spring 2014. Tracy McMullen.

Employs gender as a theoretical tool to investigate the production, consumption, and representation of popular music in the United States and around the world. Examines how gender and racial codes have been used historically, for example to describe music as “authentic” (rap, rock) or “commercial” (pop, new wave), and at how these codes may have traveled, changed, or re-appeared in new guises over the decades. Considers how gender and sexuality are inscribed at every level of popular music as well as how music-makers and consumers have manipulated these representations to transgress normative codes and open up new spaces in popular culture for a range of sexual and gender expressions. Juniors and seniors only; sophomores admitted with consent of the instructor during the add/drop period. (Same as Music 3103.)

3202 {358} c - ESD, VPA. Music, Memory, and Identity. Spring 2015. Tracy McMullen.

Explores how music relates to nostalgia, identity creation, repetition, memory, history, embodiment and “liveness” in the postmodern era. Traces the ways race, gender, sexuality, and class are performed through music. Music examined ranges from classical and jazz to “world music” and pop. Artists/bands examined may include Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Beethoven, Palestrina, and their various tributes and revivals. Authors may include Baudrillard, Boym, Butler, DeNora, Freud, Gates, Goehr, hooks, Huyssen, Jameson, Sterne, and Taruskin. Primarily intended for juniors and seniors with experience in critical and cultural studies. Sophomores admitted with consent of instructor during the add/drop period. (Same as Music 3102 {358}.)

3301 {301} b. Doing Gender Studies: Ethnographies of Gender. Spring 2014. Kristen R. Ghodsee.

Explores how research and scholarship on gender can be an engine for social change. Students learn how to use the different “tools” of the scholar: interviews, surveys, oral history, archival research, participant observation, and discourse analysis. Through a semester-long research project, each student has a hands-on experience of designing and implementing an in-depth study on the gender issue of the student’s choice. Open to gender and women’s studies majors and minors, or with permission of the instructor.

3302 {302} b. The Economics of the Family. Fall 2013. Rachel Connelly.

Seminar. Microeconomic analysis of the family—gender roles and related institutions. Topics include marriage, fertility, married women’s labor supply, divorce, and the family as an economic organization. (Same as Economics 3531 {301}.)

Prerequisite: Economics 2555 {255} and Economics 2557 {257}, or permission of the instructor.

[3310 {310} c. Gay and Lesbian Cinema. (Same as Film Studies 3310 {310} and Gay and Lesbian Studies 3310 {310}.)]

3316 {316} c. Dressing and Undressing in Early Modern Spain. Fall 2013. Margaret Boyle.

Focuses on the literal and metaphorical practices of “dressing” and “undressing” as depicted in the literature of Early Modern Spain. Considers how these practices relate to the (de)construction of Gender and Empire throughout the period. What does dress have to do with identity and power? What might nakedness reveal about ideal and defective bodies? These questions will be enriched through exploration of a series of images in collaboration with the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Authors considered during the semester include Fernando de Rojas, Miguel de Cervantes, María de Zayas, Teresa de Jesús, Tirso de Molina, and Ana Caro. (Same as Spanish 3246 {346}.)

Prerequisite: Two of the following: Spanish 2409 {209} (same as Latin American Studies 2409 {209}), 2410 {210} (same as Latin American Studies 2410 {210}), 3200 {310} or higher; or permission of the instructor.

3323 {323} c. Voices of Women, Voices of the People. Spring 2014. Hanétha Vété-Congolo.

Focuses on texts written by women from former West Africa and the Caribbean. Themes treated—womanhood, colonization, slavery, race, individual and collective identity, relationships between men and women, independence, tradition, modernism, and alienation—are approached from historical, anthropological, political, social, and ideological perspectives. Readings by Mariama Bâ, Aminata Sow Fall (Sénégal); Tanella Boni (Côte d’Ivoire); Maryse Condé, Gisèle Pineau, Simone Schwartz-Bart (Guadeloupe); Ina Césaire, Fabienne Kanor, Suzanne Dracius (Martinique); and Marie Chauvet, Marie-Célie Agnant, and Kettly Mars (Haïti). (Same as Africana Studies 3201 {321}, French 3201 {322}, and Latin American Studies 3222 {322}.)

Prerequisite: Two of the following: French 2407 {207} (same as Africana Studies 2407 {207} and Latin American Studies 2407 {206}) or 2408 {208}; French 2409 {209}, 2410 {210}, or 2411 {211}; one course numbered 3000–3999 {300–399} in French; or permission of the instructor.

[3346 {346} c. Philosophy of Gender: Sex and Love. (Same as Gay and Lesbian Studies 3346 {346} and Philosophy 3346 {346}.)]

4000–4003 {401–404}. Advanced Independent Study in Gender and Women’s Studies. The Program.

4029 {405}. Advanced Collaborative Study in Gender and Women’s Studies. The Program.

4050–4051. Honors Project in Gender and Women’s Studies. The Program.

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