Concepts of Gender

G600 — Fall 2019

Cynthia Wu
Days and Times
M 4:00PM-6:30PM
Course Description

This class reserved for GNDR PhD Majors and Minors only.

Introduces historical, theoretical, behavioral, philosophical, scientific, multi- and cross-cultural perspectives on gender and its meanings, exploring its disciplinary and interdisciplinary uses and implications. Attention is given to the emergence of the category “gender” itself, and its variable applications to different fields of knowledge, experience, cultural expression, and institutional regulation, including queer, trans, and other theories of sex, sexuality, and desire. The course looks at gender as a way to understand multiple and interlocking systems of power, more specifically, as hierarchies that yield complex questions of race, class, ethnicity, nation/empire, among other markers of difference.

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