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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: GEN                                     Course Number: 101                                    
Course Title: Introduction to Gender Studies
Subject: Gender Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course introduces students to the central themes and theories of gender studies. By examining scholarly articles and texts from a broad range of academic disciplines and cultural perspectives, we will explore how societal definitions of gender shape people?s lives. In the process, the course will address questions about connections between biology and sex, and will explore how differences between race, ethnicity, class, and sexual identities complicate theories of universal female and male experiences. The course will introduce key terms in the interdisciplinary field of gender studies as well as important debates about education, work and economics, medicine, bodies, families, love and sex that have shaped national and international gender scholarship.

Start Date:    12/15/2009                         End Date: