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Women's & Gender Studies LC-M (WSM)

WSM 266  Gender, Race and Class  (3 credits)  

This learning community examines current and historical differences in pay and employment experience between women and men, and between whites and ethnic and racial minorities. It explores the interdependencies of gender, race, and class in world history, literature, and cultural theory in post-colonial culture. Explanations of the differentials and trends are surveyed; in particular, a variety of economic and cultural theories of discrimination are explored. Students examine definitions of class, data on class differences, and how gender, race, and class roles are constructed, negotiated, and reproduced.

Prerequisites: none. New Core: fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V. Learning Community