Gender and Sexuality Courses at Bryn Mawr

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Students must choose a major subject and may choose a minor subject. Students may also select from one of seven concentrations, which are offered to enhance a student's work in the major or minor and to focus work on a specific area of interest.

Concentrations are an intentional cluster of courses already offered by various academic departments or through general programs. These courses may also be cross-listed in several academic departments. Therefore, when registering for a course that counts toward a concentration, a student should register for the course listed in her major or minor department. If the concentration course is not listed in her major or minor department, the student may enroll in any listing of that course.

Spring 2016

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ANTH B102-001 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Dalton Hall 300 Miller,C.
ANTH B102-002 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Dalton Hall 300 Merritt,C.
ANTH B354-001 Identity, Ritual and Cultural Practice in Contemporary Vietnam Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 3:30 PM T Dalton Hall 212E Pashigian,M.
BIOL B214-001 The Historical Roots of Women in Genetics and Embryology Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Park 227 Davis,G.
ECON B324-001 The Economics of Discrimination and Inequality Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Dalton Hall 1 Nutting,A.
ENGL B203-001 Imagined Worlds: Utopia and Dystopia in Literature Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Carpenter Library 25 Weissbourd,E.
ENGL B301-001 Women on Top: Gender and Power in Renaissance Drama Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MW English House I Weissbourd,E.
ENGL B375-001 Sex on Screens Semester / 1 LEC: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Taylor Hall C Nguyen,H.
Screening: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM SU Thomas Hall 224
HART B108-001 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Women, Feminism, and History of Art Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Carpenter Library 25 Saltzman,L.
HIST B237-001 Topic: Modern African History: African Economic Development Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Thomas Hall 116 Ngalamulume,K.
HIST B249-001 History of Global Health Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Dalton Hall 25 Greene,G.
HIST B325-001 Topics in Social History: Technology and the Politics of Reproductive'Space' Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 3:30 PM TH Dalton Hall 212E Greene,G.
HIST B339-001 The Making of the African Diaspora 1450-1800 Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 3:30 PM W Carpenter Library 15 Laurent-Perrault,E.
ITAL B235-001 Italian Women's Movement and National Identity: Heroines In and Out of the Canon Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Carpenter Library 15 Ricci,R.
PHIL B225-001 Global Ethical Issues Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Taylor Hall F Bell,M.
SOCL B102-001 Society, Culture, and the Individual Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Taylor Hall G Nolan,B.
LEC: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Taylor Hall G
SOCL B130-001 Sociology of Harry Potter Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Thomas Hall 224 Nolan,B.
SOCL B225-001 Women in Society Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Dalton Hall 119 Montes,V.
SOCL B257-001 Marginals and Outsiders: The Sociology of Deviance Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Dalton Hall 2 Washington,R.

Fall 2016

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ANTH B312-001 Anthropology of Reproduction Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Pashigian,M.
ANTH B322-001 Anthropology of the Body Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Pashigian,M.
ARTD B250-001 Performing the Political Body: Dance and Power Semester / 1 LEC: 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM T Caruso Haviland,L.
EALC B264-001 Human Rights in China Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Jiang,Y.
ECON B324-001 The Economics of Discrimination and Inequality Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Nutting,A.
ENGL B215-001 Early Modern Crime Narratives: Vice, Villains, and Law Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Gordon,C.
ENGL B217-001 Narratives of Latinidad Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Harford Vargas,J.
ENGL B262-001 Survey in African American Literature Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Beard,L.
ENGL B333-001 Lesbian Immortal Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MW Thomas,K.
ENGL B345-001 Topics in Narrative Theory: Theory of the Ethnic Novel Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Harford Vargas,J.
GERM B321-001 Advanced Topics in German Cultural Studies: Representing Diversity in German Cinema Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Shen,Q.
GREK B201-001 Plato and Thucydides Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Edmonds,R.
HART B107-001 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Self and Other in the Arts of France Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Levine,S.
HART B334-001 Topics in Film Studies: Visual Culture and Technology Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM W Feliz,M.
HART B340-001 Topics in Baroque Art: Dutch Painting Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Hertel,C.
HIST B209-001 Introduction to the History of Medicine Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Black,S.
HIST B233-001 Health and Disability in the U.S. Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Butler-Wall,K.
HIST B252-001 American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900-present Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Butler-Wall,K.
HIST B325-001 Topics in Social History: Unruly Bodies and Forbidden Desires Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Butler-Wall,K.
PHIL B221-001 Ethics Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Bell,M.
SOCL B102-001 Society, Culture, and the Individual Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Nolan,B.
SOCL B205-001 Social Inequality Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Nolan,B.
SOCL B217-001 The Family in Social Context Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Wright,N.
SPAN B309-001 La mujer en la literatura española del Siglo de Oro Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Quintero,M.

Spring 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ANTH B102-001 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Fioratta,S.
ANTH B102-002 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Weidman,A.
ARCH B234-001 Picturing Women in Classical Antiquity Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Lindenlauf,A.
ARCH B254-001 Cleopatra Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Tasopoulou,E.
ARCH B303-001 Classical Bodies Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM M Donohue,A.
ENGL B272-001 Queer of Color Critique Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Nguyen,H.
Screening: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM SU Carpenter Library 21
FREN B201-001 Le Chevalier, la dame et le prêtre: littérature et publics du Moyen Age Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Armstrong,G.
FREN B302-001 Le printemps de la parole féminine: femmes écrivains des débuts Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Armstrong,G.
HART B108-001 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Women, Feminism, and History of Art Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Saltzman,L.
HIST B102-001 Introduction to African Civilizations Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Ngalamulume,K.
HIST B277-001 Food and Fitness in America Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Butler-Wall,K.
HIST B325-001 Topics in Social History: Queering Popular Culture Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Butler-Wall,K.
SOCL B102-001 Society, Culture, and the Individual Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Nolan,B.
SOCL B130-001 Sociology of Harry Potter Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Nolan,B.
SOCL B201-001 The Study of Gender in Society Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Coutinho-Sledge,P.
SOCL B225-001 Women in Society Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Montes,V.

Courses at Haverford

Fall 2014

COURSE TITLE MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
ENGL 377 Problems in Postcolonial Literatures: Violence, Terror, and Identity TTh 2:30-4pm Rajeswari Mohan
GERM 320 Sex-Crime-Madness: The Birth of Modern Literature and the Aesthetics of Transgression (in German) Th 1:30-4pm Ulrich Schoenherr
ICPR 281 Violence and Public Health T 1:30-4pm Kaye Edwards
ICPR 290 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender W 1:30-4pm Anne McGuire
ICPR 311 Reproductive Health and Justice F 1:30-4pm Kaye Edwards
PHIL 106 The Philosophy of Consciousness and the Problem of Embodiment MW 11:30am-1pm   Ian Blecher
RELG 221 Women and Gender in Early Christianity TTh 10-11:30am Anne McGuire
RELG 330 Seminar in the Writings of Women of African Descent Th 1:30-4pm Staff

Spring 2015

COURSE TITLE MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
ENGL 301 Topics in Middle English: Medieval Performance MW 2:30-4pm Maud McInerny
ENGL 363 Topics in American Literature Th 1:30-4pm Christina Zwarg
ENGL 381 Textual Politics: Marxism, Feminism, and the Decontruction T 7:30-10pm Gustavus Stadler
GERM 320 Impossible Representations: The Holocaust in Literature and Film T 7:30-10pm Brook Henkel
PHIL 105 Love, Friendship, and the Ethical Life TTh 11:30am-1pm Kathleen Wright
PHIL 106 The Philosophy of Consciousness and the Problem of Embodiment TTh 10-11:30am   Ian Blecher
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2016-17 Catalog Data

ANTH B102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Spring 2017 An introduction to the methods and theories of cultural anthropology in order to understand and explain cultural similarities and differences among contemporary societies. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward International Studies

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ANTH B239 Anthropology of Media Not offered 2016-17 This course examines the impact of non-print media such as films, television, sound recordings, radio, cell phones, the internet and social media on contemporary life from an anthropological perspective. The course will focus on the constitutive power of media at two interlinked levels: first, in the construction of subjectivity, senses of self, and the production of affect; and second, in collective social and political projects, such as building national identity, resisting state power, or giving voice to indigenous claims. Prerequisite: ANTH B102 or ANTH H103, or permission of instructor Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ANTH B248 Race, Power and Culture Not offered 2016-17 This course examines race and power through a variety of topics including colonialism, nation-state formation, genocide, systems of oppression/privilege, and immigration. Students will examine how class, gender, and other social variables intersect to affect individual and collective experiences of race, as well as the consequences of racism in various cultural contexts. Prerequisite: ANTH B102 or permission of instructor. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ANTH B268 Cultural Perspectives on Marriage and Family Not offered 2016-17 This course explores the family and marriage as basic social institutions in cultures around the world. We will consider various topics including: kinship systems in social organization; dating and courtship; parenting and childhood; cohabitation and changing family formations; family planning and reproductive technologies; and gender and the division of household labor. In addition to thinking about individuals in families, we will consider the relationship between society, the state, and marriage and family. Prerequisite: ANTH B102 or permission of instructor. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ANTH B287 Sex, Gender and Culture Not offered 2016-17 Introduces students to core concepts and topics of the cultural anthropological study of gender, sexuality difference and power in today's world. Focusing on the body as a site of lived experience, the course explores the varied intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, economics, class, location and sexual preference that produce different experiences for people both within and across nations. Particular attention will be paid to how gender and other forms of difference are shaped and transformed by global forces, and how these processes are gendered and raced. Topics include: scientific discourses, femininity/masculinity, marriage and intimacy, media and childhood, gender and variance, systems of inequality, race and ethnicity, sexuality, queer theory, labor, globalization and social change, and others. Prerequisites: ANTH 102 or permission of instructor. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ANTH B312 Anthropology of Reproduction Fall 2016 An examination of social and cultural constructions of reproduction, and how power and politics in everyday life shapes reproductive behavior and its meaning in Western and non-Western cultures. The influence of competing interests within households, communities, states, and institutions on reproduction is considered. Prerequisite: ANTH B102 (or ANTH H103) or permission of instructor. Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Health Studies

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ANTH B316 Media, Performance, and Gender in South Asia Not offered 2016-17 Examines gender as a culturally and historically constructed category in the modern South Asian context, focusing on the ways in which everyday experiences of and practices relating to gender are informed by media, performance, and political events. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ANTH B318 Argentine Tango Not offered 2016-17 This course examines Argentine tango in anthropological perspective, from its origins among disenfranchised populations in late 19th century Río de la Plata society, its journey to the dance salons of Europe and New York, and ultimate transformation into local/ national symbol. Topics include: the performance of gender roles in tango lyrics, movement vocabulary, advertising images, stage performances, and films; the impact of globalization, fusion, and improvisation upon the development of tango music and dance; debates surrounding authenticity and cultural ownership; the commodification of memory and nostalgia in Argentine government, tourism, and industry promotional campaigns. Students will be introduced to basic tango dance vocabulary and etiquette in class, as well as through participant observation at Argentine tango events in the Philadelphia area. Prerequisites: ANTH B102, or permission of the instructor. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ANTH B322 Anthropology of the Body Fall 2016 This course examines a diversity of meanings and interpretations of the body in anthropology. It explores anthropological theories and methods of studying the body and social difference via a series of topics including the construction of the body in medicine, identity, race, gender, sexuality and as explored through cross-cultural comparison. Prerequisite: ANTH B102 or permission of instructor. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Health Studies

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ANTH B354 Identity, Ritual and Cultural Practice in Contemporary Vietnam Not offered 2016-17 This course focuses on the ways in which recent economic and political changes in Vietnam influence and shape everyday lives, meanings and practices there. It explores construction of identity in Vietnam through topics including ritual and marriage practices, gendered socialization, social reproduction and memory. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ARCH B224 Women in the Ancient Near East Not offered 2016-17 A survey of the social position of women in the ancient Near East, from sedentary villages to empires of the first millennium B.C.E. Topics include critiques of traditional concepts of gender in archaeology and theories of matriarchy. Case studies illustrate the historicity of gender concepts: women's work in early village societies; the meanings of Neolithic female figurines; the representation of gender in the Gilgamesh epic; the institution of the "Tawananna" (queen) in the Hittite empire; the indirect power of women such as Semiramis in the Neo-Assyrian palaces. Reliefs, statues, texts and more indirect archaeological evidence are the basis for discussion. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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ARCH B234 Picturing Women in Classical Antiquity Spring 2017 We investigate representations of women in different media in ancient Greece and Rome, examining the cultural stereotypes of women and the gender roles that they reinforce. We also study the daily life of women in the ancient world, the objects that they were associated with in life and death and their occupations. Writing Attentive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ARCH B254 Cleopatra Spring 2017 This course examines the life and rule of Cleopatra VII, the last queen of Ptolemaic Egypt, and the reception of her legacy in the Early Roman Empire and the western world from the Renaissance to modern times. The first part of the course explores extant literary evidence regarding the upbringing, education, and rule of Cleopatra within the contexts of Egyptian and Ptolemaic cultures, her relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, her conflict with Octavian, and her death by suicide in 30 BCE. The second part examines constructions of Cleopatra in Roman literature, her iconography in surviving art, and her contributions to and influence on both Ptolemaic and Roman art. A detailed account is also provided of the afterlife of Cleopatra in the literature, visual arts, scholarship, and film of both Europe and the United States, extending from the papal courts of Renaissance Italy and Shakespearean drama, to Thomas Jefferson's art collection at Monticello and Joseph Mankiewicz's 1963 epic film, Cleopatra. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ARCH B303 Classical Bodies Spring 2017 An examination of the conceptions of the human body evidenced in Greek and Roman art and literature, with emphasis on issues that have persisted in the Western tradition. Topics include the fashioning of concepts of male and female standards of beauty and their implications; conventions of visual representation; the nude; clothing and its symbolism; the athletic ideal; physiognomy; medical theory and practice; the visible expression of character and emotions; and the formulation of the "classical ideal" in antiquity and later times. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ARTD B240 Dance History I: Roots of Western Theater Dance Not offered 2016-17 This course investigates the historic and cultural forces affecting the development and functions of pre-20th-century Western theater dance. It will consider nontheatrical forms and applications as well, but will give special emphasis to the development of theater dance forms within the context of their relationship to and impact on Western culture. The course, of necessity, will give some consideration as well to the impact of global interchange on the development of Western dance. It will also introduce students to a selection of traditional and more contemporary models of historiography with particular reference to the changing modes of documenting, researching and analyzing dance. In addition to lectures and discussion, the course will include film, video, slides, and some movement experiences. Writing Attentive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ARTD B250 Performing the Political Body
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Dance and Power Fall 2016 Artists, activists, politicos, regents, intellectuals and just ordinary people have, throughout history and across cultures, used dance and performance to support political goals and ideologies or to perform social or cultural interventions in the private and public spheres. From a wide range of possibilities, we will focus on how dance is a useful medium for both embodying and analyzing ideologies and practices of power, particularly with reference to gender, class, and ethnicity. Students will also investigate bodiedness as an active agent of social change and political action. We will read excerpts from seminal and contemporary theory of performing bodiedness, ethnicity, and gender, as well as from theoreticians, performers, and other practitioners more specifically engaged with dance and performance. In addition to literary, dance historical, anthropological and political texts, the course includes media, guest lecturers, and introductory group improvisation and performance exercises; however, no prior training or experience in dance or performance is necessary. In lieu of books, students will be assigned to see a dance performance (typical costs: $12-30) but may take advantage of free Tri-co performances. A previous dance lecture/seminar course or a course in a relevant discipline such as anthropology, sociology, or history is recommended but not required. Writing Attentive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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BIOL B214 The Historical Roots of Women in Genetics and Embryology Not offered 2016-17 This course provides a general history of genetics and embryology from the late 19th to the mid-20th century with a focus on the role that women scientists and technicians played in the development of these sub-disciplines. We will look at the lives of well known and lesser-known individuals, asking how factors such as their educational experiences and mentor relationships influenced the roles these women played in the scientific enterprise. We will also examine specific scientific contributions in historical context, requiring a review of core concepts in genetics and developmental biology. One facet of the course will be to look at the Bryn Mawr Biology Department from the founding of the College into the mid-20th century. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Scientific Investigation (SI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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CSTS B175 Feminism in Classics Not offered 2016-17 This course will illustrate the ways in which feminism has had an impact on classics, as well as the ways in which feminists think with classical texts. It will have four thematic divisions: feminism and the classical canon; feminism, women, and rethinking classical history; feminist readings of classical texts; and feminists and the classics - e.g. Cixous' Medusa and Butler's Antigone. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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CSTS B230 Food and Drink in the Ancient World Not offered 2016-17 This course explores practices of eating and drinking in the ancient Mediterranean world both from a socio-cultural and environmental perspective. Since we are not only what we eat, but also where, when, why, with whom, and how we eat, we will examine the wider implications of patterns of food production, preparation, consumption, availability, and taboos, considering issues like gender, health, financial situation, geographical variability, and political status. Anthropological, archaeological, literary, and art historical approaches will be used to analyze the evidence and shed light on the role of food and drink in ancient culture and society. In addition, we will discuss how this affects our contemporary customs and practices and how our identity is still shaped by what we eat. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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CSTS B246 Eros in Ancient Greek Culture Not offered 2016-17 This course explores the ancient Greek's ideas of love, from the interpersonal loves between people of the same or different genders to the cosmogonic Eros that creates and holds together the entire world. The course examines how the idea of eros is expressed in poetry, philosophy, history, and the romances. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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EALC B238 Chinese Culture and Society Not offered 2016-17 This course encourages students to think critically about major developments in Chinese culture and society that have occurred during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with an emphasis on understanding both cultural change and continuity in China. Drawing on ethnographic material and case studies from rural and urban China over the traditional, revolutionary, and reform periods, this course examines a variety of topics including family and kinship; marriage, reproduction, and death; popular religion; women and gender; the Cultural Revolution; social and economic reforms and development; gift exchange and guanxi networks; changing perceptions of space and place; as well as globalization and modernity. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward International Studies

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EALC B264 Human Rights in China Fall 2016 This course will examine China's human rights issues from a historical perspective. The topics include diverse perspectives on human rights, historical background, civil rights, religious practice, justice system, education, as well as the problems concerning some social groups such as migrant laborers, women, ethnic minorities and peasants. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ECON B324 The Economics of Discrimination and Inequality Fall 2016 Explores the causes and consequences of discrimination and inequality in economic markets. Topics include economic theories of discrimination and inequality, evidence of contemporary race- and gender-based inequality, detecting discrimination, identifying sources of racial and gender inequality, and identifying sources of overall economic inequality. Additionally, the instructor and students will jointly select supplementary topics of specific interest to the class. Possible topics include: discrimination in historical markets, disparity in legal treatments, issues of family structure, and education gaps. Prerequisites: At least one 200-level applied microeconomics elective; ECON 253 or 304; ECON 200 or 202. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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EDUC B290 Learning in Institutional Spaces Not offered 2016-17 This course considers how the institutions of schools and prisons operate as sites of learning. Beginning with an examination of educational and penitential institutions, we inquire into how these structures both constrain and propel learning, and how human beings take up, challenge and change their surroundings. We investigate the role of "voice"--speaking out, expressing, engaging in dialogue--in teaching and learning: In what ways can "voice" instigate understanding and even change, and how is this notion also complex and problematic? We consider explicit curriculae alongside implicit, even hidden curriculae; how do people inside these spaces collude with, subvert, and challenge official agendas as they create their own agendas for learning? Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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ENGL B193 Critical Feminist Studies Not offered 2016-17 Combines the study of specific literary texts with larger questions about feminist forms of theorizing: three fictional texts will be supplemented by a wide range of essays. Students will review current scholarship, identify their own stake in the conversation, and define a critical question they want to pursue at length. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B203 Imagined Worlds: Utopia and Dystopia in Literature Not offered 2016-17 When Thomas More coined the term "Utopia" in 1516, it meant both "good place" and "no place" - an ideal society, and an unreachable one. Since then, the term (as well as its opposite, dystopia) has been applied to representations of imagined worlds that hold a mirror up to our own. In this class, we'll read texts from the early modern period (Utopia, The Blazing World) through the present day (The Handmaid's Tale, The Hunger Games) that use invented societies to critique the 'real world.' We will pay particular attention to how descriptions of imagined places explore very real tensions around class, gender and racial identities. Do these texts offer a path to better worlds, or do such fantasies always remain out of reach? Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B210 Renaissance Literature: Performances of Gender Not offered 2016-17 Readings chosen to highlight the construction and performance of gender identity during the period from 1550 to 1650 and the ways in which the gender anxieties of 16th- and 17th-century men and women differ from, yet speak to, our own. Texts will include plays, poems, prose fiction, diaries, and polemical writing of the period. Writing Intensive Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B215 Early Modern Crime Narratives: Vice, Villains, and Law Fall 2016 This course taps into our continuing collective obsession with criminality, unpacking the complicated web of feelings attached to crime and punishment through early modern literary treatments of villains, scoundrels, predators, pimps, witches, king-killers, poisoners, mobs, and adulterers. By reading literary accounts of vice alongside contemporary and historical theories of criminal justice, we will chart the deep history of criminology and track competing ideas about punishment and the criminal mind. This course pays particular attention the ways that people in this historical moment mapped criminality onto dynamics of gender, race, sexuality, disability, religion, and mental illness according to cultural conventions very different from our own. Authors may include Shakespeare, Marlowe, Massinger, Middleton, Dekker, Webster, and Behn. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B216 Re-creating Our World: Vision, Voice, Value Not offered 2016-17 To this shared project, the discipline of English literary studies will contribute an awareness of the limits and possibilities of representation, asking what is foregrounded, what backgrounded or omitted, in each verbal, visual, aural or tactile re-presentation of the world. Asking, too, what might be imagined that has not yet been experienced, "Re-creating Our World" invites students both to create their own multi-modal representations of the spaces they occupy, and to re-create, in some way, the space that is Bryn Mawr. This course offers a shared exploration of imaginative images and texts, with a global reach and in a range of genres (photography, film, poetry, as well as multiple narratives, in forms that will vary from satire to science fiction, from apocalypse to utopia). On field trips to local sites, we will also study "representations" of the world in the form of various "shaped spaces," including The Center for Environmental Transformation in Camden, the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, John James Audubon's house @ Mill Grove, Wissahickon Valley Park, Chanticleer (a pleasure garden in Wayne), and the Laurel Hill Cemetery. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Environmental Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B217 Narratives of Latinidad Fall 2016 This course explores how Latina/o writers fashion bicultural and transnational identities and narrate the intertwined histories of the U.S. and Latin America. We will focus on topics of shared concern among Latino groups such as imperialism and annexation, the affective experience of migration, race and gender stereotypes, the politics of Spanglish, and struggles for social justice. By analyzing novels, poetry, performance art, testimonial narratives, films, and essays, we will unpack the complexity of Latinadad in the Americas. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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ENGL B218 Ecological Imaginings Not offered 2016-17 Re-thinking the evolving nature of representation, with a focus on language as a link between natural and cultural ecosystems. We will observe the world; read classical and cutting edge ecolinguistic, ecoliterary, ecofeminist, and ecocritical theory, along with a wide range of exploratory, speculative, and imaginative essays and stories; and seek a variety of ways of expressing our own ecological interests. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Environmental Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B221 Roaring Girls & Ranting Widows: Narratives of Crime Not offered 2016-17 Narratives of Crime and Adventure will explore the figure of the female outlaw (picara), in literary and visual texts from the early modern period to today. Through reading British and American texts that feature the figure of the female outlaw (or picara), students will understand the ways in which literary content and literary form function together, and how they reflect cultural changes and norms. Students will focus their readings through the role of the female outlaw to the more common picaro, male outlaw. Students will learn how the "female picaresque" (as seen in novels, other writings, and visual texts) explores gender, changes in moral and aesthetic values, class, race, politics, colonialism, the body, and sexuality. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B228 Silence: The Rhetorics of Class, Gender, Culture, Religion Not offered 2016-17 This course will consider silence as a rhetorical art and political act, an imaginative space and expressive power that can serve many functions, including that of opening new possibilities among us. We will share our own experiences of silence, re-thinking them through the lenses of how it is explained in philosophy, enacted in classrooms and performed by various genders, cultures, and religions. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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ENGL B237 Latino Dictator Novel in Americas Not offered 2016-17 This course examines representations of dictatorship in Latin American and Latina/o novels. We will explore the relationship between narrative form and absolute power by analyzing the literary techniques writers use to contest authoritarianism. We will compare dictator novels from the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, and the Southern Cone. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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ENGL B254 Female Subjects: American Literature 1750-1900 Not offered 2016-17 This course explores the subject, subjection, and subjectivity of women and female sexualities in U.S. literatures between the signing of the Constitution and the ratification of the 19th Amendment. While the representation of women in fiction grew and the number of female authors soared, the culture found itself at pains to define the appropriate moments for female speech and silence, action and passivity. We will engage a variety of pre-suffrage literatures that place women at the nexus of national narratives of slavery and freedom, foreignness and domesticity, wealth and power, masculinity and citizenship, and sex and race "purity." Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B262 Survey in African American Literature Fall 2016 Pairing canonical African American fiction with theoretical, popular, and filmic texts from the late-19th Century through to the present day, we will address the ways in which the Black body, as cultural text, has come to be both constructed and consumed within the nation's imagination and our modern visual regime. Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B270 American Girl: Childhood in U.S. Literatures, 1690-1935 Not offered 2016-17 This course will focus on the "American Girl" as a particularly contested model for the nascent American. Through examination of religious tracts, slave and captivity narratives, literatures for children and adult literatures about childhood, we will analyze U. S. investments in girlhood as a site for national self-fashioning. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B272 Queer of Color Critique Spring 2017 Queer of color critique (QoCC) is a mode of criticism with roots in women of color feminism, post-structuralism, critical race theory, and queer studies. QoCC focuses on "intersectional" analyses. That is, QoCC seeks to integrate studies of race, sexuality, gender, class, and nationalism, and to show how these categories are co-constitutive. In so doing, QoCC contends that a focus on gay rights or reliance on academic discourse is too narrow. QoCC therefore addresses a wide set of issues from beauty standards to terrorism and questions the very idea of "normal." This course introduces students to the ideas of QoCC through key literary and film texts. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B284 Women Poets: Giving Eurydice a Voice Not offered 2016-17 This course covers English and American woman poets of the 19th and 20th centuries whose gender was important for their self-understanding as poets, their choice of subject matter, and the audience they sought to gain for their work. Featured poets include Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Lucille Clifton, H.D., Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Christina Rossetti, Anne Sexton, and Gertrude Stein. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B293 Critical Feminist Studies: An Introduction Not offered 2016-17 Combines the study of specific literary texts with larger questions about feminist forms of theorizing. Three book length texts will be supplemented by on-line readings. Students will review current scholarship, identify their own stake in the conversation and define a critical question they want to pursue at length. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B297 Terror, Pleasure, and the Gothic Imagination Not offered 2016-17 Introduces students to the 18th-century origins of Gothic literature and its development across genres, media and time. Exploring the formal contours and cultural contexts of the enduring imaginative mode in literature, film, art, and architecture, the course will also investigate the Gothic's connection to the radical and conservative cultural agendas. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B301 Women on Top: Gender and Power in Renaissance Drama Not offered 2016-17 From virtuous queens to scheming adulteresses and cross-dressed "Roaring Girls," powerful female characters are at the center of a number of Renaissance plays. This class will explore how playwrights such as Shakespeare, Webster and Dekker represent both fantasies and anxieties about tough women who take charge of their destinies. We will read these plays first in the context of the historical position of women in early modern England, and then turn to gender theory (e.g. Butler, Sedgwick, Rubin) to examine constructions of gender identity and female agency. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B310 Confessional Poetry Not offered 2016-17 Poetry written since 1950 that deploys an autobiographical subject to engage with the psychological and political dynamics of family life and with states of psychic extremity and mental illness. Poets will include Lowell, Ginsberg, Sexton, and Plath. The impact of this`movement' on late twentieth century American poetry will also receive attention. A prior course in poetry is desirable but not required. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B333 Lesbian Immortal Fall 2016 Lesbian literature has repeatedly figured itself in alliance with tropes of immortality and eternity. Using recent queer theory on temporality, and 19th and 20th century primary texts, we will explore topics such as: fame and noteriety; feminism and mythology; epistemes, erotics and sexual seasonality; the death drive and the uncanny; fin de siecle manias for mummies and seances. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B345 Topics in Narrative Theory
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Theory of the Ethnic Novel Fall 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course traces the development of the U.S. ethnic novel. We will examine novels by Native Americans, Chicana/os, and African Americans, focusing on key formal innovations in their respective traditions. We will be using - and testing -- core concepts developed by narrative theorists to understand the genre of the novel.
Current topic description: This course traces the development of the U.S. ethnic novel. We will examine novels by Native Americans, Chicana/os, and African Americans, focusing on key formal innovations in their respective traditions. We will be using - and testing -- core concepts developed by narrative theorists to understand the genre of the novel.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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ENGL B354 Virginia Woolf Not offered 2016-17 Virginia Woolf has been interpreted as a feminist, a modernist, a crazy person, a resident of Bloomsbury, a victim of child abuse, a snob, a socialist, and a creation of literary and popular history. We will try out all these approaches and examine the features of our contemporary world that influence the way Woolf, her work, and her era are perceived. We will also attempt to theorize about why we favor certain interpretations over others. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B367 Asian American Film Video and New Media Not offered 2016-17 The course explores the role of pleasure in the production, reception, and performance of Asian American identities in film, video, and the internet, taking as its focus the sexual representation of Asian Americans in works produced by Asian American artists from 1915 to present. In several units of the course, we will study graphic sexual representations, including pornographic images and sex acts some may find objectionable. Students should be prepared to engage analytically with all class material. To maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and solidarity among the participants in the class, no auditors will be allowed. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Film Studies

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ENGL B368 Pleasure, Luxury, and Consumption Not offered 2016-17 Course will consider pleasure and consumerism in English texts and culture of the 17th and 18th centuries. Readings will include classical and neoclassical philosophies of hedonism and Epicureanism, Defoe's "Roxana", Mandeville's "Fable of the Bees", Pope's "Rape of the Lock", John Cleland's "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" and early periodical essays, among others. Secondary readings will include critical studies on cultural history and material culture. Prerequisites: at least two 200-level English courses. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B373 Masculinity in English Literature: From Chivalry to Civility Not offered 2016-17 This course will examine images and concepts of masculinity as represented in a wide variety of texts in English. Beginning in the early modern period and ending with our own time, the course will focus on texts of the "long" 18th century to contextualize the relationships between masculinity and chivalry, civility, manliness, and femininity. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ENGL B375 Sex on Screens Not offered 2016-17 This course will provide a historical and theoretical overview of the ways moving image sex acts have been represented on screen, from early cinema's silent film loops to today's celebrity sex tapes. We will examine the ideological operations of sex in the cinema and aim to comprehend the multifarious ways viewers, filmmakers, critics, and scholars respond to dominant conceptions of sex-sexuality through alternative cinematic production and critical scholarship. Units include: stag movies, the Production Code and ratings system, European art cinema, sex ed, underground and the avant-garde, cult / sexploitation / blaxploitation, sexual revolution, hard core, women's cinema, home video, queer cinema, HIV/AIDS, the digital revolution, feminist porn, and the Internet. Prerequisites: HART / COML B110: Identification in the Cinema; or ENGL / HART 205: Introduction to Film; or ENGL B299 History of Narrative Cinema, 1945 to the Present. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Film Studies

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ENGL B379 The African Griot(te) Not offered 2016-17 A focused exploration of the multi-genre productions of Southern African writer Bessie Head and the critical responses to such works. Students are asked to help construct a critical-theoretical framework for talking about a writer who defies categorization or reduction. Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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FREN B201 Le Chevalier, la dame et le prêtre: littérature et publics du Moyen Age Spring 2017 Using literary texts, historical documents and letters as a mirror of the social classes that they address, this interdisciplinary course studies the principal preoccupations of secular and religious women and men in France and Norman England from the eleventh century through the fifteenth. Selected works from epic, lai, roman courtois, fabliau, theater, letters, and contemporary biography are read in modern French translation. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or 105. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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FREN B248 Histoire des Femmes en France Not offered 2016-17 A study of women and gender in France from the Revolution to the present. The course will pay particular attention to the role of women in the French Revolution (declarations, manifestos, women's clubs, salons, etc.) and in the post-revolutionary era, as well as to the more contemporary feminist manifestations in France since Simone de Beauvoir's Deuxième Sexe and the flow of feminist texts produced in the wake of May '68. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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FREN B302 Le printemps de la parole féminine: femmes écrivains des débuts Spring 2017 This study of selected women authors from the Carolingian period through the Middle Ages, Renaissance and 17th century--among them, Marie de France, the trobairitz, Christine de Pisan, Louise Labé, Marguerite de Navarre, and Madame de Lafayette--examines the way in which they appropriate and transform the male writing tradition and define themselves as self-conscious artists within or outside it. Particular attention will be paid to identifying recurring concerns and structures in their works, and to assessing their importance to women's writing in general: among them, the poetics of silence, reproduction as a metaphor for artistic creation, and sociopolitical engagement. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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FREN B370 Hysterics, Saints, Mystics and Criminals in France's Secular Republic Not offered 2016-17 This course will approach the debate between science and religion which flared up as France became more secularized in the second part of the 19th century through such figures as hysterics, mystics, saints and criminals. The reading of medical treaties, court case reports, media and other cultural artifacts, along with literary works, will allow us to discuss the relevance of these figures in the imaginary cultural unconscious of the time, how their designation and diagnosis can also be read as symptoms of a broader culture malaise concerning gender and sexuality, power and agency, and the establisment of a special brand of secularism or « laïcité » in the late 19th century. We will start with Michel Foucault's examination of a criminal case, that of Pierre Rivière, and will discuss medical treaties by Charcot, Freud, Moreau de Tours, reports on « miracles » at pilgrimage sites such as Lourdes, popular religious literature, as well as canonical and popular texts such as Eugène Sue's Mystères de Paris, Flaubert's Un cœur simple, Barbey d'Aurevilly's Les Diaboliques, Zola's Lourdes, Thérèse Martin's Histoire de ma vie, and Bernanos's Histoire de Mouchette. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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FREN B670 Hysterics, Saints, Mystics and Criminals in France's Secular Republic Not offered 2016-17 This course will approach the debate between science and religion which flared up as France became more secularized in the second part of the 19th century through such figures as hysterics, mystics, saints and criminals. The reading of medical treatises, court case reports, media and other cultural artifacts, along with literary works, will allow us to discuss the relevance of these figures in the imaginary cultural unconscious of the time, how their designation and diagnosis can also be read as symptoms of a broader culture malaise concerning gender and sexuality, power and agency, and the establisment of a special brand of secularism or « laïcité » in the late 19th century. We will start with Michel Foucault's examination of a criminal case, that of Pierre Rivière, and will discuss medical treaties by Charcot, Freud, Moreau de Tours, reports on « miracles » at pilgrimage sites such as Lourdes, popular religious literature, as well as canonical and popular texts such as Eugène Sue's Mystères de Paris, Flaubert's Un cœur simple, Barbey d'Aurevilly's Les Diaboliques, Zola's Lourdes, Thérèse Martin's Histoire de ma vie, and Bernanos's Histoire de Mouchette. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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GERM B245 Interdisciplinary Approaches to German Literature and Culture Not offered 2016-17 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Taught in English. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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GERM B321 Advanced Topics in German Cultural Studies
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Representing Diversity in German Cinema Fall 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course examines a wide-ranging repertoire of transnational films produced in contemporary Germany. It presents an introduction to modern German cinema through a close analysis of visual material and identity construction in the worlds of the real and the reel.
Current topic description: This course examines a wide-ranging repertoire of transnational films produced in contemporary Germany. It presents an introduction to modern German cinema through a close analysis of visual material and identity construction in the worlds of the real and the reel.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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GNST B290 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality Not offered 2016-17 This course offers a rigorous grounding for students interested in questions of gender and sexuality. Bringing together intellectual resources from multiple disciplines, it also explores what it means to think across and between disciplinary boundaries. Team-taught by Bryn Mawr and Haverford professors from different disciplines, this course is offered yearly on alternate campuses. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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GREK B201 Plato and Thucydides Fall 2016 This course is designed to introduce the student to two of the greatest prose authors of ancient Greece, the philosopher, Plato, and the historian, Thucydides. These two writers set the terms in the disciplines of philosophy and history for millennia, and philosophers and historians today continue to grapple with their ideas and influence. The brilliant and controversial statesman Alcibiades provides a link between the two texts in this course (Plato's Symposium and Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War), and we examine the ways in which both authors handle the figure of Alcibiades as a point of entry into the comparison of the varying styles and modes of thought of these two great writers. Suggested Preparation: At least 2 years of college Greek or the equivalent. Writing Attentive Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HART B107 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Self and Other in the Arts of France Fall 2016 A study of artists' self-representations in the context of the philosophy and psychology of their time, with particular attention to issues of political patronage, gender and class, power and desire. Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HART B108 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Women, Feminism, and History of Art Spring 2017 An investigation of the history of art since the Renaissance organized around the practice of women artists, the representation of women in art, and the visual economy of the gaze. Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HART B334 Topics in Film Studies
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Visual Culture and Technology Fall 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course examines the intersections of art and technology across a wide range of visual culture and popular media. Beginning with an exploration of a set of aesthetic and cultural production that includes 16th century woodcuts, 17th century cabinets of curiosity, 18th century magic lantern shows, and 19th century stereoscopes and panoramas, the course will provide historical context for a consideration of the role that various forms of technology have played in shaping art, film and new media in the 20th and 21st century.
Current topic description: This course examines the intersections of art and technology across a wide range of visual culture and popular media. Beginning with an exploration of a set of aesthetic and cultural production that includes 16th century woodcuts, 17th century cabinets of curiosity, 18th century magic lantern shows, and 19th century stereoscopes and panoramas, the course will provide historical context for a consideration of the role that various forms of technology have played in shaping art, film and new media in the 20th and 21st century.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Film Studies

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HART B340 Topics in Baroque Art
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Dutch Painting Fall 2016 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This seminar examines the conceptual polarity of realism and illusionism in paintings by Hals, Peeters, Steen, Rembrandt, Ruisdael, Terborch, Vermeer, and others by way of attending to genres (e.g., scenes of social life, portrait, still life, landscape) and modes of representation (e.g., comedy, parody, vanitas), as well as cultural, social, and political practices (e.g., religion, colonialism, luxury consumption, gender roles, scientific exploration, and collection).
Current topic description: This seminar examines the conceptual polarity of realism and illusionism in paintings by Hals, Peeters, Steen, Rembrandt, Ruisdael, Terborch, Vermeer, and others by way of attending to genres (e.g., scenes of social life, portrait, still life, landscape) and modes of representation (e.g., comedy, parody, vanitas), as well as cultural, social, and political practices (e.g., religion, colonialism, luxury consumption, gender roles, scientific exploration, and collection).
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B102 Introduction to African Civilizations Spring 2017 The course is designed to introduce students to the history of African and African Diaspora societies, cultures, and political economies. We will discuss the origins, state formation, external contacts, and the structural transformations and continuities of African societies and cultures in the context of the slave trade, colonial rule, capitalist exploitation, urbanization, and westernization, as well as contemporary struggles over authority, autonomy, identity and access to resources. Case studies will be drawn from across the continent. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B156 The Long 1960's Not offered 2016-17 The 1960s has had a powerful effect on recent US History. But what was it exactly? How long did it last? And what do we really mean when we say "The Sixties?" This term has become so potent and loaded for so many people from all sides of the political spectrum that it's almost impossible to separate fact from fiction; myth from memory. We are all the inheritors of this intense period in American history but our inheritance is neither simple nor entirely clear. Our task this semester is to try to pull apart the meaning as well as the legend and attempt to figure out what "The Sixties" is (and what it isn't) and try to assess its long term impact on American society. This course satifies the History Major's 100 level requirement. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B209 Introduction to the History of Medicine Fall 2016 This course provides an introduction to the history of medicine, from Hippocrates to the Black Plague to contemporary struggles to combat HIV/AIDS. It examines topics including epidemic disease, the processes of medical knowledge production, the hospital and the rise of clinical medicine, and issues of hygiene and public health. We will focus on the intersecting social, political, and cultural histories of medicine, addressing themes of race, gender, and constructions of biological difference; the history of the body; professionalization; and medical ethics. Disrupting straightforward narratives of medical progress, this course will focus on the contingencies involved in medical knowledge production and situate elements of historical medical practice, for example humoral theory or polypharmacy, within their appropriate historical context. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Health Studies

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HIST B233 Health and Disability in the U.S. Fall 2016 This course examines how scientific, medical, and cultural discourses have shaped the construction of health and disability in U.S. history. Paying attention to the ways in which health and disability are constructed in relationship to other social categories such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and nationality, we will examine the processes through which certain bodies are defined as healthy, useful and productive while others are marked as diseased, defective, and socially undesirable. Topics will include eugenics, public health, immigration policies, birth control and sterilization, the women's health movement, AIDS activism, disability rights, mental health, obesity, biological citizenship, and health consumerism. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Health Studies

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HIST B237 Topic: Modern African History
Section 001 (Spring 2016): African Economic Development
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Urbanization in Africa Not offered 2016-17 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B238 From Bordellos to Cybersex History of Sexuality in Modern Europe Not offered 2016-17 This course is a detailed examination of the changing nature and definition of sexuality in Europe from the late nineteenth century to the present. Throughout the semester we critically examine how understandings of sexuality changed--from how it was discussed and how authorities tried to control it to how the practice of sexuality evolved. Focusing on both discourses and lived experiences, the class will explore sexuality in the context of the following themes; prostitution and sex trafficking, the rise of medicine with a particular attention to sexology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis; the birth of the homo/hetero/bisexual divide; the rise of the "New Woman"; abortion and contraception; the "sexual revolution" of the 60s; pornography and consumerism; LGBTQ activism; concluding with considering sexuality in the age of cyber as well as genetic technology. In examining these issues we will question the role and influence of different political systems and war on sexuality. By paying special attention to the rise of modern nation-states, forces of nationalism, and the impacts of imperialism we will interrogate the nature of regulation and experiences of sexuality in different locations in Europe from the late nineteenth century to the present. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B249 History of Global Health Not offered 2016-17 This course examines the interrelated histories of public health, international health, and global health from the late 18th to the 21st centuries as part of a broader history of epidemics, empire, and global mobility. We will pay particular attention this semester to the use of architectural and spatial strategies for managing crises of contagion, disaster, and epidemic. The architectural spaces to be examined will include urban-based hospitals, public health infrastructure, and quarantine buildings as well as mobile architectural technologies such as incubators, wartime pop-up surgical tents, and floating hospitals in both Western and non-Western environments. The course will trace the role of health and medicine in mediating the relationships between metropolis and colony, state and citizen, research practice and human subject. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Health Studies

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HIST B252 American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900-present Fall 2016 From dance halls and silent film to comic books and music videos, popular culture has been central to struggles over the meaning of national belonging, "freedom," and democracy. Rather than drawing a distinction between pop culture as a matter of private consumption and the more "serious" and public arena of politics, this course will consider the role of popular culture in shaping the nation's political history, and in providing a lens to critically evaluate and rethink that history today. Exploring a wide range of popular cultural forms including amusement parks, vaudeville, fashion, music, film, photography, newspapers, and television, we will examine how popular culture has not only reflected but actively shaped the American political landscape from the early twentieth century to the present. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B277 Food and Fitness in America Spring 2017 This course investigates the centrality of food and fitness to national identity and culture in modern U.S. history. From the "physical culture" movement in the late nineteenth century and the rise of the diet industry in the 1920s to the aerobics craze of the 1980s and the contemporary "slow food" movement, we will explore how changing patterns of production and consumption have shaped the role that food and fitness play as key markers of identity and "lifestyle." Paying particular attention to how concerns about nutrition and exercise have historically indexed larger social anxieties regarding race, class, gender, and sexuality, this course asks students to think critically about food and fitness as contradictory sites of pleasure and self-control in U.S. culture. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Health Studies

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HIST B284 Movies and America Not offered 2016-17 Movies are one of the most important means by which Americans come to know - or think they know--their own history. This class examines the complex cultural relationship between film and American historical self fashioning. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Film Studies

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HIST B292 Women in Britain since 1750 Not offered 2016-17 Focusing on contemporary and historical narratives, this course explores the ongoing production, circulation and refraction of discourses on gender and nation as well as race, empire and modernity since the mid-18th century. Texts will incorporate visual material as well as literary evidence and culture and consider the crystallization of the discipline of history itself. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B325 Topics in Social History
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Queering History
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Queering Popular Culture
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Technology and the Politics of Reproductive'Space'
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Unruly Bodies and Forbidden Desires Fall 2016, Spring 2017 This a topics course that explores various themes in American social history. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course explores how various forms of gender and sexual nonconformity have historically served both as sites of regulation and as modes of resistance. From nineteenth-century cross-dressing and anarchist "free love" movements to sex work and BDSM, we will investigate how certain practices, identities, and communities have come to be seen as "problems" in particular historical moments, as well as how individuals have developed their own strategies for working with and against dominant gender and sexual norms. Focusing on historical contestation over the meanings of sexual "normality" and "deviance," we will trace the transformations in the cultural meanings, politics, and social organization of sexual and gender nonconformity over time.
Current topic description: This course explores how various forms of gender and sexual nonconformity have historically served both as sites of regulation and as modes of resistance. From nineteenth-century cross-dressing and anarchist "free love" movements to sex work and BDSM, we will investigate how certain practices, identities, and communities have come to be seen as "problems" in particular historical moments, as well as how individuals have developed their own strategies for working with and against dominant gender and sexual norms. Focusing on historical contestation over the meanings of sexual "normality" and "deviance," we will trace the transformations in the cultural meanings, politics, and social organization of sexual and gender nonconformity over time.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B332 Higher Education for Women: Bryn Mawr and Beyond Not offered 2016-17 This course will explore the history of women's higher learning in the United States from its origins in the antebellum female seminary movement through debates about coeducation and the meaning of single-sex education in the second half of the twentieth century. Drawing on the rich history of Bryn Mawr College as our primary case study, we will focus on the expansion of social and professional opportunities for women, the workings of gender difference within American educational institutions, and the experiences of diverse alumnae/i, faculty, and staff. Over the course of the semester, we will gain experience in archives and special collections research, oral history, and digital methods, and contribute to the building of contemporary collections documenting Bryn Mawr campus life. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B339 The Making of the African Diaspora 1450-1800 Not offered 2016-17 This course explores the emergence, development, and challenges to the ideologies of whiteness and blackness, that have been in place from the colonial period to the present. Through the reading of primary and secondary sources, we will explore various ways through which enslaved people imagined freedom, personal rights, community membership, and some of the paths they created in order to improve their experiences and change the social order. In an attempt to have a comparative approach, we will look at particular events and circumstances that took place in few provinces in the Americas, with an emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. The course will also look at the methodological challenges of studying and writing history of people who in principle, were not allowed to produce written texts. Throughout, we will identify and underscore the contribution that people of African descent have made to the ideas of rights, freedom, equality, and democracy. Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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ITAL B212 Italy Today: New Voices, New Writers, New Literature Not offered 2016-17 This course, taught in English, will focus primarily on the works of the so-called "migrant writers" who, having adopted the Italian language, have become a significant part of the new voice of Italy. In addition to the aesthetic appreciation of these works, this course will also take into consideration the social, cultural, and political factors surrounding them. The course will focus on works by writers who are now integral to Italian canon - among them: Cristina Ali-Farah, Igiaba Scego, Ghermandi Gabriella, Amara Lakhous. As part of the course, movies concerned with various aspects of Italian Migrant literature will be screened and analyzed. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Film Studies

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ITAL B235 Italian Women's Movement and National Identity: Heroines In and Out of the Canon Not offered 2016-17 Emphasis will be put on Italian women writers and film directors, who are often left out of syllabi adhering to traditional canons. Particular attention will be paid to: a) women writers who have found their voices (through writing) as a means of psychological survival in a patriarchal world; b) women engaged in the women's movement of the 70's and who continue to look at, and rewrite, women's stories of empowerment and solidarity; c) "divaism", fame, via beauty and sex with a particular emphasis on the '60s (i.e. Gina Lollobrigida, Sofia Loren, Claudia Cardinale). Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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PHIL B205 Medical Ethics Not offered 2016-17 The field of medicine provides a rich terrain for the study and application of philosophical ethics. This course will introduce students to fundamental ethical theories and present ways in which these theories connect to particular medical issues. We will also discuss what are often considered the four fundamental principles of medical ethics (autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice) in connection to specific topics related to medical practice (such as reproductive rights, euthanasia, and allocation of health resources). Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Health Studies

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PHIL B221 Ethics Fall 2016 An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of moral theories and a discussion of important ancient, modern, and contemporary texts which established theories such as virtue ethics, deontology, utilitarianism, relativism, emotivism, care ethics. This course considers questions concerning freedom, responsibility, and obligation. How should we live our lives and interact with others? How should we think about ethics in a global context? Is ethics independent of culture? A variety of practical issues such as reproductive rights, euthanasia, animal rights and the environment will be considered. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward International Studies

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PHIL B225 Global Ethical Issues Not offered 2016-17 The need for a critical analysis of what justice is and requires has become urgent in a context of increasing globalization, the emergence of new forms of conflict and war, high rates of poverty within and across borders and the prospect of environmental devastation. This course examines prevailing theories and issues of justice as well as approaches and challenges by non-western, post-colonial, feminist, race, class, and disability theorists. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward International Studies

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PHIL B252 Feminist Theory Not offered 2016-17 Beliefs that gender discrimination has been eliminated and women have achieved equality have become commonplace. We challenge these assumptions examining the concepts of patriarchy, sexism, and oppression. Exploring concepts central to feminist theory, we attend to the history of feminist theory and contemporary accounts of women's place and status in different societies, varied experiences, and the impact of the phenomenon of globalization. We then explore the relevance of gender to philosophical questions about identity and agency with respect to moral, social and political theory. Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or permission of instructor. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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PHIL B344 Development Ethics Not offered 2016-17 This course explores the meaning of and moral issues raised by development. In what direction and by what means should a society "develop"? What role, if any, does the globalization of markets and capitalism play in processes of development and in systems of discrimination on the basis of factors such as race and gender? Answers to these sorts of questions will be explored through an examination of some of the most prominent theorists and recent literature. Prerequisites: a philosophy, political theory or economics course or permission of the instructor. Writing Intensive Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward International Studies

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PHIL B352 Feminism and Philosophy Not offered 2016-17 It has been said that one of the most important feminist contributions to theory is its uncovering of the ways in which theory in the Western tradition, whether of science, knowledge, morality, or politics has a hidden male bias. This course will explore feminist criticisms of and alternatives to traditional Western theory by examining feminist challenges to traditional liberal moral and political theory. Specific questions may include how to understand the power relations at the root of women's oppression, how to theorize across differences, or how ordinary individuals are to take responsibility for pervasive and complex systems of oppression. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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POLS B290 Power and Resistance Not offered 2016-17 What more is there to politics than power? What is the force of the "political" for specifying power as a practice or institutional form? What distinguishes power from authority, violence, coercion, and domination? How is power embedded in and generated by cultural practices, institutional arrangements, and processes of normalization? This course seeks to address questions of power and politics in the context of domination, oppression, and the arts of resistance. Our general topics will include authority, the moralization of politics, the dimensions of power, the politics of violence (and the violence of politics), language, sovereignty, emancipation, revolution, domination, normalization, governmentality, genealogy, and democratic power. Writing projects will seek to integrate analytical and reflective analyses as we pursue these questions in common. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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POLS B375 Gender, Work and Family Not offered 2016-17 As the number of women participating in the paid workforce who are also mothers exceeds 50 percent, it becomes increasingly important to study the issues raised by these dual roles. This seminar will examine the experiences of working and nonworking mothers in the United States, the roles of fathers, the impact of working mothers on children, and the policy implications of women, work, and family. Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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SOCL B102 Society, Culture, and the Individual Fall 2016, Spring 2017 Analysis of the basic sociological methods, perspectives, and concepts used in the study of society, with emphasis on social structure, education, culture, the self, and power. Theoretical perspectives that focus on sources of stability, conflict, and change are emphasized throughout. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward International Studies

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SOCL B130 Sociology of Harry Potter Spring 2017 J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is a worldwide phenomenon that has sold hundreds of millions of books and been translated into dozens of languages. Over the last decade, academic studies of Harry Potter have taken root in English and Theology departments, but very few sociologists have taken a scholarly look at the rich society Rowling has created. This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of sociology using the lens of the Harry Potter series. We will explore questions of hierarchy, inequality, terrorism, consumption, race, class, and gender, and we will discuss the ways in which stratification in the wizarding world compares and contrasts to similar issues in the Muggle world. Class discussions and exercises will assume that students have read all seven Harry Potter books. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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SOCL B201 The Study of Gender in Society Spring 2017 The definition of male and female social roles and sociological approaches to the study of gender in the United States, with attention to gender in the economy and work place, the division of labor in families and households, and analysis of class and ethnic differences in gender roles. Of particular interest in this course is the comparative exploration of the experiences of women of color in the United States. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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SOCL B205 Social Inequality Fall 2016 Introduction to the major sociological theories of gender, racial-ethnic, and class inequality with emphasis on the relationships among these forms of stratification in the contemporary United States, including the role of the upper class(es), inequality between and within families, in the work place, and in the educational system. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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SOCL B217 The Family in Social Context Fall 2016 A consideration of the family as a social institution in the United States, looking at how societal and cultural characteristics and dynamics influence families; how the family reinforces or changes the society in which it is located; and how the family operates as a social organization. Included is an analysis of family roles and social interaction within the family. Major problems related to contemporary families are addressed, such as domestic violence and divorce. Cross-cultural and subcultural variations in the family are considered. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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SOCL B225 Women in Society Spring 2017 A study of the contemporary experiences of women of color in the Global South. The household, workplace, community, and the nation-state, and the positions of women in the private and public spheres are compared cross-culturally. Topics include feminism, identity and self-esteem; globalization and transnational social movements and tensions and transitions encountered as nations embark upon development. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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SOCL B257 Marginals and Outsiders: The Sociology of Deviance Not offered 2016-17 An examination of unconventional and criminal behavior from the standpoint of different theoretical perspectives on deviance (e.g., social disorganization, symbolic interaction, structural functionalism, Marxism) with particular emphasis on the labeling and social construction perspectives; and the role of conflicts and social movements in changing the normative boundaries of society. Topics will include alcoholism, drug addiction, homicide, homosexuality, mental illness, prostitution, robbery, and white-collar crime. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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SPAN B223 Género y modernidad en la narrativa del siglo XIX Not offered 2016-17 A reading of 19th-century Spanish narrative by both men and women writers, to assess how they come together in configuring new ideas of female identity and its social domains, as the country is facing new challenges in its quest for modernity. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Writing Intensive Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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SPAN B265 Escritoras españolas: entre tradición, renovación y migración Not offered 2016-17 Fiction by women writers from Spain in the 20th and 21st century. Breaking the traditional female stereotypes during and after Franco's dictatorship, the authors explore through their creative writing changing sociopolitical and cultural issues including regional identities and immigration. Topics of discussion include gender marginality, feminist studies and the portrayal of women in contemporary society. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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SPAN B309 La mujer en la literatura española del Siglo de Oro Fall 2016 A study of the depiction of women in the fiction, drama, and poetry of 16th- and 17th-century Spain. Topics include the construction of gender; the idealization and codification of women's bodies; the politics of feminine enclosure (convent, home, brothel, palace); and the performance of honor. The first half of the course will deal with representations of women by male authors (Calderón, Cervantes, Lope, Quevedo) and the second will be dedicated to women writers such as Teresa de Ávila, Ana Caro, Juana Inés de la Cruz, and María de Zayas. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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SPAN B322 Queens, Nuns, and Other Deviants in the Early Modern Iberian World Not offered 2016-17 The course examines literary, historical, and legal texts from the early modern Iberian world (Spain, Mexico, Peru) through the lens of gender studies. The course is divided around three topics: royal bodies (women in power), cloistered bodies (women in the convent), and delinquent bodies (figures who defy legal and gender normativity). Course is taught in English and is open to all juniors or seniors who have taken at least one 200-level course in a literature department. Students seeking Spanish credit must have taken BMC Spanish 110 and/or 120 and at least one other Spanish course at a 200-level, or received permission from instructor. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies

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