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Gender & Women's Studies

Course Descriptions

Spring 2014

GWST 1112: Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies (CRN 2808)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 10-11:50am, 4 credits, Lindsey Feitz

This course provides an introduction to the discipline of Gender and Women's Studies. All cultures engage in a complex process of assigning cultural values and social roles which vary according to the cultural environment in which human interaction occurs. Among these, the process of translating biological differences into a complex system of gender remains one of the most important. Gender and Women's Studies aims to understand how this process of 'gendering' occurs. This course also explores how this system of meaning relates to other systems of allocating power, including socioeconomic class, social status, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and nationality. Using this lens, this course explores contemporary social developments and problems. This class presents students with a variety of texts from sociological articles to literary fictions, and documentary and fictional cinema to explore gender from many directions.

GWST 2215: Selling Sex, Gender, and the American Dream: 1950-Present (CRN 3457)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 2-3:50pm, 4 credits, Lindsey Feitz

This course analyzes how commercial culture has evolved into the defining cornerstone of American life over the last sixty years. In the first half of the quarter, we will examine key historical moments (including the Cold War, the Civil Rights/Women's and Gay Liberation movements) and investigate how women, ethnic minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community became important "consumer citizens" in the United States. The second half of the quarter will examine these same social groups from a contemporary perspective, and the degree to which globalization, "multiculturalism" and "going green" have emerged as dominant tropes in contemporary commercial culture. By moving from past to present, students will gain an understanding of the complex connections between consumption and U.S. nation-building, as well the consequences "shopping" and the accumulation of "stuff" have had in both shaping and reconfiguring understandings of what it means to live the "American Dream."

GWST 2983: GWST Colloquium: B'hoys to Men: 19th Century Masculinities (CRN 1598)
Tuesdays, 8-9:50am, 2 credits, Charlotte Quinney

This course will explore the various attempts to construct and define masculine power and identity in nineteenth-century America. For example, we will analyze the formation of class identities and the professionalization of manhood, showing how working-class identity was articulated as nationalistic, patriotic, and in opposition to racial and ethnic groups such as the Irish and the Chinese. We will investigate how patriarchy was often cloaked in the benevolent rhetoric of paternalism, and how the notion of the family was fraught with irony in the slaveholding South. This class will trace the decline of gentility and middle-class manhood in the Wild West, as well as exploring masculine indulgence in sentimentality, friendship, and fraternalism. The focus of this course is masculine identity as expressed in literature, pornography, politics, reform movements, protest, labor, and entertainment, as well as an analysis of male sexuality, body politics, performativity and masquerade, and the intersectionality of gender, race and class.

Courses With GWST Attribute (can be taken for GWST credit)

COMN 1015: Voice and Gender (CRN 2485)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10-11:50am, 4 credits, Brendan Hughes

In this course, students explore gender in personal and political contexts with the intent of developing their individual voices in these arenas. Students learn to express creatively their voice through strengthening both their written and oral communication skills. This course also discusses gender issues prevalent in today's society and significant moments in rhetorical history that have impacted these issues. Cross listed with GWST 1015.

MFJS 3652: Culture, Gender and Global Communication (CRN 2473)
Tuesdays, 4-7:50pm, 4 credits, TBA

This course explores the ways in which culture, gender, and communication intersect and shape a variety of issues from an international and intercultural perspective. Using a global feminist perspective, it also focuses on paradigms and paradigm shifts in creating social change. Also explored are alternative paradigms of thought, action and media communications by women and indigenous peoples, which have often been ignored, discounted or buried in history. Cross listed with MFJS 4652. Prerequisite: At least junior standing.

SOCI 2730: Gender in Society (CRN 4461)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 10-11:50am, 4 credits, TBA

How the biological fact of sex is transformed into socially created gender roles. How individuals learn they are male and female, and how their behaviors are learned. A look at gender distinctions built into language, education, mass media, religion, law, health systems and the workplace. Cross listed with GWST 2730. Prerequisite: SOCI 1810 or permission of instructor.

SOCI 2701: Topics: Sexualities and the Law (CRN 4460)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 4-5:50, 4 credits, Lisa Pasko

ENGL 2830: Representations of Women (CRN 2457)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 10-11:50am, 4 credits, Sarah Olivier

This course will be an exploration of the ways in which women, specifically sexualized women, have been represented in the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century film and literature of Britain and the United States. The "sexual" women we will look at will include prostitutes, "the fallen woman," the adulteress, the anti-ingénue, and the porn star. We will focus on how these representations shift and mutate over time, yet also in which ways they retain the same kernels of yore. An example of a query will ask ourselves is what do the seemingly happy prostitute of the eighteenth century and the "fallen woman" of the Victorian era have in common? How are they different? Students should note that due to the subject matter, strong adult language (and imagery) will be, at times, used by the instructor and present in the texts.

ASEM 2546: Gender and Power in Africa (CRN 4990)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 12-2:00pm, 4 credits, M. Dores Cruz

The course addresses how gender relations are enacted in the African context, and how power relations are at the core of gender relations. We will avoid uniform models of African women (and men)'s experiences, often shaped by western ideas, including colonial, post-colonial relations and even feminist writings. We will discuss multiple and assigned beliefs, attitudes, symbols, behavior and actions that define women and men in a variety of African societies, and how gender encompasses the notion, essential to many African cultures, that the relations between men and women are not binary or polar, but are situational and dynamic. Illustrations of how masculinity and femininity are variably performed across African cultures will be drawn from anthropological, historical and literary material through the analysis of ethnographies, movies, novels, and other types of material. This seminar seeks to contest ideas of stability of gender identity and roles, and to explore diversity and historicity of gender constructs.

ASEM 2728: Gender, Race and Class in Media (CRN 4673)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 10-11:50am, 4 credits, Rachael Liberman

Media images and messages help us understand our social condition while delivering important meanings about ourselves and those around us. This course focuses specifically on the intersections of three identity markers: gender, race, and class. As a fundamental source of the signification of identity, media culture becomes a social tool, and therefore must be understood as a system that shapes our relationships to individuals and communities. Overall, this course provides students an opportunity to directly confront the questions: How do media shape our understandings of gender, race, and class? How can we critically identify stereotypes and misrepresentation, including our own privilege? What are the implications of these representations and how are they related to power dynamics in contemporary culture?

ASEM 2493: Caring in a Capitalist Economy (CRN 2616)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4-5:50pm, 4 credits, Paula Cole

How does a good society address the needs of members of that society who cannot fully take care of themselves? Does caring have a place in our capitalist economy? Do we organize the provision of care in a just way? How do we balance our caregiving responsibilities in our daily lives? Through course lecture, discussion and community caregiving, we explore these challenging questions using insight from economists, philosophers, sociologists and others to help us better understand how we provide care within our capitalist economy.

**You may get major credit for an ASEM if it is taken after your ASEM requirement is met.

Course Listing Archive

Winter 2014

GWST 3950: Theories in Gender and Women's Studies (CRN 3348)
Monday, 6-9:50pm, 4 credits, Jodie Kreider
Prerequisite: GWST 1112.

This course is an overview of a number of different manifestations of gender theory. The course is divided into four parts: feminist theory, masculinity theory, queer theory, and international perspectives. We will be covering some of the foundational approaches to questions of sexuality and gender identity, as well as exploring examples of these questions through select works of literature and film. This course may be repeated for credit as long as course subtitles are different.


GWST 2230: Gender in a New Era of Empire (CRN 4531)
Monday/Wednesday, 2-3:50pm, 4 credits, Lindsey Feitz

What does empire look like in the twenty-first century? More importantly, what might a feminist analysis tell us about the ways international state politics, corporate globalization, and cultural imperialism have converged to help move people, ideas, and goods across and between state borders? To help answer these questions, this class will examine notions of cultural imperialism within the context of the United States. Our ultimate goal is to understand how new forms of commercial empire and U.S. militarism are deeply intertwined to the racial, gendered, and sexual modes of conquest and imperialism in the past. By moving from past to present, students will be asked to rethink their understanding of U.S. nationalism, cultural imperialism, and militarism within a feminist framework that accounts for power and inequalities and various configurations of gender, sex, and racialized identities.


GWST 2700: Topics: Enacting Gender Violence: Law, Literature and Theater (CRN 4317)
Tuesday/Thursday, 4-5:50pm, 4 credits, Susan Tyburski

This course will use an interdisciplinary lens to explore how law, literature and popular culture shape gender norms, enact gender violence and provide space(s) for resistance. We will consider the following questions: How does the law perpetrate, enact, protect against, punish, and redress gender violence? What role does stigma play in gender violence? What can an exploration of select legal and literary texts teach us about the intersections of racial, gender and economic violence? What can we learn from literary and theatrical enactments of trials involving gender violence? How does our adversary system of justice inflict violence on offenders, victims, their families and communities? How do documentary theater productions, such as The Laramie Project and 8, creatively reorder legal enactments, and what is the effect of such creative reordering? Finally, how do law and literature provide spaces for resisting gender violence?


GWST 1015: Voice and Gender (CRN 2496)
Tuesday/Thursday, 8-9:50am, 4 credits, Shadee Abdi

In this course, students explore gender in personal and political contexts with the intent of developing their individual voices in these arenas. Students learn to express creatively their voice through strengthening both their written and oral communication skills. This course also discusses gender issues prevalent in today's society and significant moments in rhetorical history that have impacted these issues.

In this course, students explore gender in personal and political contexts with the intent of developing their individual voices in these arenas. Students learn to express creatively their voice through strengthening both their written and oral communication skills. This course also discusses gender issues prevalent in today's society and significant moments in rhetorical history that have impacted these issues.


GWST 2982: Colloquium: Queer(ing) Sexualities and Religion (CRN 2168)
Wednesday, 4-5:50pm, 2 credits, Heike Peckruhn

This course will examine sexualities and religion from queer perspectives. Critical investigations will center around how religion and sexuality interrelate and inform one another in regards to construction of genders and sexual expressions, how sexualities can queer religion, and how religious practices can queer our understanding of sexuality. Western constructions of sexuality and Christian religious beliefs/practices will be a focus, though other religious practices will be considered depending on student interest.


GWST 3975: Capstone Seminar (CRN 3206)
2 credits, Hava Gordon


ASEM 2687: Sex and Globalization (CRN 2910)
Monday/Wednesday, 10-11:50am, 4 credits, Lindsey Feitz

Over the last thirty years scholars from a variety of disparate fields have laid claim to the study of the complex, pervasive phenomena that many now simply refer to as "globalization." More recently, however, feminist scholars in these same fields have argued that globalization is also an inherently gendered (and sexed and raced) phenomenon that has profound consequences on people's livelihoods, identities, and well-being around the world. This course will examine globalization as a process that centers upon these gendered, raced, and sexual differences. You will be introduced to range of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship and asked to consider the following questions: What does a gendered analysis of globalization look like? How does it enhance our understanding of the ways power, privilege and inequality manifest themselves in different parts of the world? In what ways do women and men get enlisted to support (both physically and symbolically) global commerce, migration, and war? 

Courses with GWST attribute (which means they can be taken for GWST credit):

HIST 2630: American Women's History (CRN 3197)
Tuesday/Thursday, 10-11:50am, 4 credits, Elizabeth Escobedo

This course is a survey of U.S. women's history from the colonial period to the present. It will examine the social, cultural, economic, and political developments shaping American women's public and private roles over several centuries, in addition to the ways in which women gave meaning to their everyday lives. Particular attention will be paid to the variety of women's experiences, with an emphasis on the interplay of race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality.


HIST 2630: Women in Art (CRN 4424)
Monday/Wednesday, 4-5:50pm, 4 credits, Annette Stott

This course considers the roles of women in art and explores the impact of race, class and gender on art produced from the Middle Ages to the present with discussions of women artists, women patrons and images of women.


SOCI 2765: The Female Offender (CRN 4370)
Tuesday/Thursday, 2-3:50pm, 4 credits, Lisa Pasko

Female offenders are one of the fastest growing segments in both the juvenile and adult justice systems. This course introduces students to debates and issues surrounding girls, women, and crime; explores different theoretical perspectives of gender and crime; and examines the impact of gender on the construction and treatment of female offenders by the justice system. In addition, this course specifically looks at girls' and women's pathways to offending and incarcerations; understanding girls' violence in the inner city; exploring the reality of prison life for women, with a particular focus on the gender-sensitive programming for incarcerated mothers; and ending with an examination of how capital punishment has affected women offenders historically and contemporarily.


ECON 2280: Gender in the Economy (CRN 2311)
Tuesday/Thursday, 12-1:50pm, 4 credits, Paula Cole

This course moves beyond the traditionally male-dominated view of the economy to explore economic life through a gendered lens. A gendered perspective challenges us to see economic theory, markets, work, development, and policy in new ways. Gendered economic analysis expands the focus of economics from strictly wants, scarcity, and choice to include needs, abundance, and social provisioning in its scope.

Fall 2013

GWST 1112: Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
Tuesday/Thursday, 10-11:50, 4 credits, Lindsey Feitz (CRN 2872)
Tuesday/Thursday, 12-1:50, 4 credits, Hava Gordon (CRN 4269)
This course fulfills an SI: Society core curriculum requirement.

This course provides an introduction to the discipline of gender and women's studies. All cultures engage in a complex process of assigning cultural values and social roles which vary according to the cultural environment in which human interaction occurs. Among these, the process of translating biological differences into a complex system of gender remains one of the most important.

Gender and women's studies aims to understand how this process of "gendering" occurs. This course also explores how this system of meaning relates to other systems of allocating power, including socioeconomic class, social status, ethnicity, religion, sexuality and nationality.

Using this lens, this course explores contemporary social developments and problems. This class presents students with a variety of texts from sociological articles to literary fictions, and documentary and fictional cinema to explore gender from many directions.

GWST 2700: Topics in GWST: The 21st Century Minstrel Showdown: Hip-hop culture vs. rap music and the commodification of social identities (CRN 3354)
Monday/Wednesday, 4-5:50, 4 credits, B. Afeni McNeely Cobham

The influences of Hip-Hop in America and throughout the world posit this art form among the great cultural aesthetics found in both the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movements. As with any complex genre, elements of Hip-Hop culture, specifically rap music, have been praised for contributions to popular culture and admonished for representations that consistently marginalize women, the
LGBTQIA community, and people of color. This course will explore and seek to understand the long-standing cultural warfare that exists among nine elements of Hip-Hop culture and the impact these challenges have on gender and social identities. Students will be challenged to think critically about Hip-Hop beyond the scope of entertainment. We will accomplish this by examining literature, films and music that provide interdisciplinary discourse on Hip-Hop in our society.

GWST 2981: Colloquium in GWST: Gender in Sports: Identifying the Gendered Ideology in Sports Culture (CRN 2873)
Wednesday, 8-9:50am, 2 credits, Leslie Anne Jennings

Sports occupy a prominent role in American and international cultures. From the vast athletics of the Olympics to the local organization of a T-ball league, American and international cultures clearly delineate sports as either male or female endeavors. While some sports are now practiced by both men and women, such as tennis, swimming and gymnastics, the majority of sports are still considered masculine pursuits. Both female and homosexual athletes are marginalized by their position outside the normative role of the male athlete. However, the male athlete must also conform to the conventions of idealized masculinity in order to maintain his position within the wider gendered culture. This course examines how cultural conceptions of gender determine the manner in which sports are practiced, popularized and ultimately consumed.

Courses with GWST attribute (which means they can be taken for GWST credit):

COMN 1015: Voice and Gender
Mondays/Wednesdays, 8-9:50, 4 credits, TBA (CRN 2571)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 10-11:50, 4 credits, TBA (CRN 4224)

In this course, students explore gender in personal and political contexts with the intent of developing their individual voices in these arenas. Students learn to express creatively their voice through strengthening both their written and oral communication skills. This course also discusses gender issues prevalent in today's society and significant moments in rhetorical history that have impacted these issues.

SOCI 2210: The Family (CRN 2157)
Tuesday/Thursday, 12-1:50, 4 credits, Christine Sheikh

This course explores the family, with emphasis on different kinds of families and on contemporary issues of changing gender roles, intimacy, childbearing, family breakup and reconstitution, and family relationships with other social institutions. (Although there is a prerequisite, please talk to the instructor about waiving for GWST.)

SOCI 2420: Social Inequality (CRN 2012)
Monday/Wednesday, 12-1:50, 4 credits, Lisa Martinez

This course focuses on dimensions of social class and its effect on economic, political and social institutions as well as style of life. (Although there is a prerequisite, please talk to the instructor about waiving for GWST.)

SOCI 2565: Men and Masculinities (CRN 4294)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 2-3:50, 4 credits, Lisa Pasko

Many of us believe that anatomy is what determines our behavior and that our bodies dictate our social and psychological temperament. Looking specifically at men and masculinities, this course tests that general notion, investigates the various ways male behavior is gendered and critically explores the meanings of masculinity in contemporary institutions. Throughout the course, we look at the multidimensional and multicultural ways masculinity is produced, constructed, enacted, and resisted; how masculinities structure power and resources; and how masculinities benefit, regulate, and hurt men's lives.

ANTH 3130: The Archaeology of Gender (CRN 4338)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4 credits, Bonnie Clark

This course examines the ways archaeology can contribute to the study of gender through investigations of the deep through recent past. The class will include readings on gender theory, the uses of archaeological data and specific case studies of engendered lives in the past.

ASEM 2653: Law & Politics of Reproduction (CRN 4290)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 10-11:50, 4 credits, Jennifer Reich

This course engages issues by examining them from multiple perspectives, using analytical tools from multiple disciplines. We explore historical and cultural changes over time, tracing them through historical and political writings, U.S. Supreme Court cases, legislation, statistical data, memoir, and sociological, philosophical and anthropological analyses. In drawing on these multiple sources, we examine past and present while also considering the relationship of these issues to the future. (You may get major credit for an ASEM if it is taken after your ASEM requirement is met. Email katie.riddle@du.edu to discuss further.)

Spring 2013


GWST 1112: Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies (CRN 3209)
Monday/Wednesday, 10-11:50, 4 credits, Lindsey Feitz
This course fulfills an SI: Society core curriculum requirement.

This course provides an introduction to the discipline of gender and women's studies. All cultures engage in a complex process of assigning cultural values and social roles which vary according to the cultural environment in which human interaction occurs. Among these, the process of translating biological differences into a complex system of gender remains one of the most important.

Gender and women's studies aims to understand how this process of "gendering" occurs. This course also explores how this system of meaning relates to other systems of allocating power, including socioeconomic class, social status, ethnicity, religion, sexuality and nationality.

Using this lens, this course explores contemporary social developments and problems. This class presents students with a variety of texts from sociological articles to literary fictions, and documentary and fictional cinema to explore gender from many directions.


GWST 2215: Selling Sex, Gender, and the American Dream (CRN TBD)
Monday/Wednesday, 2-3:50, 4 credits, Lindsey Feitz
This course fulfills an AI: Society core curriculum requirement.

This course analyzes how commercial culture has evolved into the defining cornerstone of American life over the last sixty years. In the first half of the quarter, we will examine key historical moments (including the Cold War, the Civil Rights/Women's and Gay Liberation movements) and investigate how women, ethnic minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community became important "consumer citizens" in the United States.

The second half of the quarter will examine these same social groups from a contemporary perspective, and the degree to which globalization, "multiculturalism" and "going green" have emerged as dominant tropes in contemporary commercial culture. By moving from past to present, students will gain an understanding of the complex connections between consumption and U.S. nation-building, as well as the consequences "shopping" and the accumulation of "stuff" have had in both shaping and reconfiguring understandings of what it means to live the "American Dream."
 


GWST 2983: B'hoys to Men: 19th Century Masculinities (Colloquium in GWST) - CRN TBD
Thursdays, 10-11:50, 2 credits, Charlotte Quinney

This course will explore the various attempts to construct and define masculine power and identity in nineteenth-century America. For example, we will analyze the formation of class identities and the professionalization of manhood, showing how working-class identity was articulated as nationalistic, patriotic, and in opposition to racial and ethnic groups such as the Irish and the Chinese. We will investigate how patriarchy was often cloaked in the benevolent rhetoric of paternalism, and how the notion of the family was fraught with irony in the slaveholding South. This class will trace the decline of gentility and middle-class manhood in the Wild West, as well as exploring masculine indulgence in sentimentality, friendship, and fraternalism. The focus of this course is masculine identity as expressed in literature, pornography, politics, reform movements, protest, labor, and entertainment, as well as an analysis of male sexuality, body politics, performativity and masquerade, and the
intersectionality of gender, race and class.

 

Courses with GWST attribute (which means they count for GWST credit):

COMN 2210: Gender, Communication, Culture (CRN 4601)
Tuesday/Thursday, 12-1:50, 4 credits, Pavithra Prasad

This course considers how gender is created, maintained, repaired, and transformed through communication in particular relational, cultural, social, and historical contexts. This course is designed to help students develop thoughtful answers to the following questions: What is gender, how do we acquire it, how do cultural structures and practices normalize and reproduce it, and how do we change and/or maintain it to better serve ourselves and our communities? Throughout the term, we explore how dynamic communicative interactions create, sustain, and subvert femininities and masculinities
"from the ground up."


COMN 1015: Voice and Gender (CRN 2671)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10-11:50, 4 credits, TBA

In this course, students explore gender in personal and political contexts with the intent of developing their individual voices in these arenas. Students learn to express creatively their voice through strengthening both their written and oral communication skills. This course also discusses gender issues prevalent in today's society and significant moments in rhetorical history that have impacted these issues. 


SOCI 2220: Sociology of Childhood (CRN 4344)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 2-3:50, 4 credits, Jennifer Reich

Although there is a prerequisite, please talk to the instructor about waiving for GWST.

This course explores the social meanings of childhood. In this course we will examine aspects of the symbolic meanings of childhood as well as the experiences of being a child. The commercialization of childhood through marketing to children, contradictory messages about children as innocent or problematic, the experience of gender socialization for children, and the expectations of creating perfect children will be explored in detail.


SOCI 2765: The Female Offender (CRN 4348)
Mondays/Wednesday, 4-5:50, 4 credits, Lisa Pasko

Although there is a prerequisite, please talk to the instructor about waiving for GWST.

Female offenders are one of the fastest growing segments in both the juvenile and adult justice systems. This course introduces students to debates and issues surrounding girls, women, and crime; explores different theoretical perspectives of gender and crime; and examines the impact of gender on the construction and treatment of female offenders by the justice system. In addition, this course specifically looks at girls' and women's pathways to offending and incarcerations; understanding girls' violence in the inner city; exploring the reality of prison life for women, with a particular focus on the gender-sensitive programming for incarcerated mothers; and ending with an examination of how capital punishment has affected women offenders historically and contemporarily.


ENGL 2830: Representations of Women (CRN 2631)
"Sluts," "Hussies," and "Whores": An Examination of the Sexualized Woman in British and American Literature, 1675-1985
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 12-1:50, 4 credits, Nichol Weizenbeck

This course will be an exploration of the ways in which women, specifically sexualized women, have been represented in the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century film and literature of Britain and the United States. The "sexual" women we will look at will include prostitutes, "the fallen woman," the adulteress, the anti-ingénue, and the porn star. We will focus on how these representations shift and mutate over time, yet also in which ways they retain the same kernels of yore. An example of a query will ask ourselves is what do the seemingly happy prostitute of the eighteenth century and the "fallen woman" of the Victorian era have in common? How are they different? Students should note that due to the subject matter, strong adult language (and imagery) will be, at times, used by the instructor and present in the texts.


ENGL 3733: Topics in English: Jane Austen (CRN 3032)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 2-3:50, 4 credits, Benjamin Kim


ANTH 3380: Women and Development (CRN 4268)
Mondays/Wednesdays, 2-3:50, 4 credits, Tracy Ehlers

This course looks at issues of international development from the dual perspectives of gender analysis and cultural anthropology. While it is heavily based on political economy and assumptions about dependency and underdevelopment, it takes a strong micro-level, case study approach as well. That is to say, while we are concerned about policy issues, we expand our analysis to the women and their families whose day-to-day existence is at the heart of the topics. Finally, we engage in gender training workshops to learn lessons of facilitation and participatory change in grassroots development.


MFJS 3652: Culture, Gender & Global Communication (CRN 2659)
Tuesdays, 4-7:50, 4 credits, Maria Suarez

This course explores the ways in which culture, gender, and communication intersect and shape a variety of issues from an international and intercultural perspective. Using a global feminist perspective, it also focuses on paradigms and paradigm shifts in creating social change. Also explored are alternative paradigms of thought, action and media communications by women and indigenous peoples, which have often been ignored, discounted or buried in history.


ASEM 2493: Caring in a Capitalist Economy (CRN 2616)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4-5:50, 4 credits, Paula Cole
You may get major credit for an ASEM if it is taken after your ASEM requirement is met. Email hava.gordon@du.edu to discuss further.

How does a good society address the needs of members of that society who cannot fully take care of themselves? Does caring have a place in our capitalist economy? Do we organize the provision of care in a just way? How do we balance our caregiving responsibilities in our daily lives? Through course lecture, discussion and community caregiving, we explore these challenging questions using insight from economists, philosophers, sociologists and others to help us better understand how we provide care within our capitalist economy.