GS 101 - Introduction to Gender Studies

Credit Hours: 3

Gender Studies 101 introduces students to the foundational concepts in Women's, Men's, Trans, and Nonbinary Studies and examines their historical contexts, contemporary topics, and future concerns. Gender Studies explores gender through multiple lenses including ethnicity, class, religion, nationality, culture, and sexual orientation in order to dissect how it is a social construct, a biological component, and a source of prejudice, stereotype, and privilege. Using primary texts, students will critically and thoughtfully analyze the interdisciplinary and intersectional nature of gender and examine the ways our individual identities navigate gender personally, politically, and societally.


Course Offered Online: Yes

General Education Fulfillment: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation