WGS 180 - FS: First-year Seminar
FDR: Offered occasionally. Each first-year seminar topic is approved by the Dean of The College and the Committee on Courses and Degrees. Applicability to FDRs and other requirements varies.
Prerequisite: First-year standing. First-year seminar. Topics vary with term and instructor.
Fall 2015 topic:
WGS 180: FS: Gender and Sport (3). First-Year Seminar. Prerequisite: First-year class standing. This course introduces students to the fields of feminist theory and women’s and gender studies by acquainting students with key theoretical concepts of the discipline, while exploring how the social practices and representations of sport are influenced by the gendered social framework within which they occur. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students learn to use gender as an analytical tool that intersects in complex ways with other categories of social power, such as race, class, and sexuality, focusing on the domain of sport. A central aim of the course is to encourage students to think critically about the relationship between their identities and their participation in sports, academics, and other pursuits, and their experiences as women and men in contemporary society. (HU) M. Bell. Fall 2015
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