Topics in Gender & Sexuality Studies

PREREQUISITE: SCA-UA 401.

How do patriarchy and capitalism intersect, rendering women particularly vulnerable in their “two shifts” at home and in the formal labor market? How do race, class, immigration status, and other social categories exacerbate women’s exploitation and oppression? In this course students will develop an understanding of the political economy of housework; the often overlooked role women have played in the labor movement; affective labor; sex work; the relationship between welfare and the low wage labor market among other topics. In particular, we will focus on the innovative forms of resistance women have deployed to challenge their myriad oppressions. Counts as an SCA Faculty Elective for these majors and minors: Africana, American, Asian/Pacific/American, Gender & Sexuality, Latino, Metropolitan, and SCA.

In-depth study of a particular problem or research area within gender and sexuality studies. See course schedule for current topic.

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Spring 2022

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Sarah Wilson Sherwin
TR: 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM 7E12 121 (SB)