New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in World Traditions and Culture (Area of Knowledge III) or 3 credits in Analysis of Human, Social and Natural Phenomena (Area of Knowledge V).
Course Description: This course examines the complex intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation, among other vectors of diversity in the United States, as well as globally. It offers sociological perspectives on a number of issues ranging from social inequalities – such as the mass incarceration of African American men – to basic -isms – such as sexism, racism, classism, or ableism – to relative privileges and disadvantages that we all have – such as wealth disparities and their health and educational consequences. In particular, the course chronicles the lived experiences of women around the world from an anthropological/cultural perspective – such as female genital circumcision, sexual exploitation, and women’s ever-changing roles at home and in the labor force. Students may NOT take both WS 266 and WS 166 for credit, since these courses are substantially similar.
Course Rotation: Spring.