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SESSION A

GWS 10—INTRODUCTION TO GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
TTH 9:30-11AM/ CLASS#: 15080 Discussion Section CLASS#: 15261
Barbara Barnes, GWS Lecturer
Introduction to questions and concepts in gender and women’s studies. Critical study of the formation of gender and its intersections with other relations of power, such as sexuality, racialization, class, religion, and age. Questions will be addressed within the context of a transnational world. Emphasis of the course will change depending on the instructor.

GWS 40—WOMEN, GENDER, SEXUALITY AND NATURE IN FILM
TWTh 1:00-3:30PM/ CLASS#: 11753
Barbara Barnes, GWS Lecturer
This course will focus on popular fiction and documentary films that tell stories about human love of nature in order to think about the ways in which human and nonhuman nature relationships are figured in American popular culture. We will explore how norms and narratives of gender, race, and sexuality are formed in historically meaningful and culturally specific ways through films in which nature is a prominent character. Reading will be taken primarily from new feminist materialisms and film studies.

GWS 111.1—GENDER SEXUALITY AND RACE IN GLOBAL POLITICAL ISSUES
TWTh 1:00-3:30AM/CLASS#: 11757
Natasha Distiller, GWS Lecturer
Intersectional theory teaches us that identity issues cannot be understood in isolation from each other, or as disembodied or out of specific context. Gender, sexuality and race take on meaning in relation to each other. And what they mean depends on where, when, how, and by whom meaning is being made, as well as for what purposes. This course allows us to apply these insights to specific political moments in time and in places other than the U.S.

SESSION D

GWS R1B – AMERICAN MONSTERS
MTW 9:30-12PM/CLASS #11751
Rosalind Diaz, GSI/GWS Lecturer
This course investigates monsters–aliens, vampires, werewolves, zombies and other frightening creatures of lore and literature. We will watch films and TV shows and read a selection of short stories and articles. The material for this courses will also include two student-nominated texts (one book, graphic novel, short story, or other written text, and one film, TV show, music video, or other cinematic text).

GWS 100AC—ARCHAEOLOGY OF SEX AND GENDER
TWTh 1:00-3:30PM/ CLASS#: 15082
Kirsten Vacca, GSI/ GWS Lecturer
This course brings together theoretical work on sex and gender from gender and women’s studies, science studies, philosophy and the social sciences, with archaeological case studies from the forefront of contemporary scholarship. This course emphasizes the experience of people with different cultures of sex/gender in the US, tracing specific historical traditions and examining how different conceptions of sex and gender were mediated when people of different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds came together in the US past. It draws on studies of documentary history and of the material histories explored by archaeologists to examine how some histories come to be taken as normative through their representation in texts, while others may be teased out of other material registers.