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Courses - WGSS Lower Division

101. Gender, Race, Sex and the Body (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
Introduction to the rapidly expanding body of literature ideas related to the gendered aspects of health and sexuality with an emphasis on women.

102. Gender, Race, Sex and Societies (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
Introduction to some of the basic questions raised by feminist movements and writings in response to the socio-political subordination of women emergent through the organization of race, class, gender and sexuality in contemporary societies.

205. Introduction to Queer Studies (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of queer studies. Focus is on the relationship between gender and sexualities. Prepares students for further study in gender and sexuality studies.

216. Hollywood and Beyond: Gender, Race, and Sex in the Movies (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Explores ideologies of gender, race, sexuality, and class in mainstream and independent films. Focus is on learning to critically evaluate representations of identity and their social and political significance, including hegemonic and alternative representations.

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