WS 505 (05) - Survey in Women's Studies

Survey in Women's Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 56391
In-depth study of topics not covered in regular course offerings. The course explores the breadth and depth of Women's Studies from a historical perspective. In order to understand Women's Studies currently, students look at the historical foundations that contribute social, political, and economic influences on the topics. Barring duplication of topic, may be repeated for credit.
Section Comments: Feminist Dystopian Novels
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Sherard Harrington

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm HS G21
Additional Course Details: 

This course centers on women and their autonomy in 20th and 21st century dystopian novels. Students explore societal questions about gender and power while also considering race and motherhood as other prominent markers of identity. Students examine the roles women play in prominent dystopian works, and the ways in which they have resisted, countered, and/or overcome structural oppression. 

  

Potential Theoretical Lens: 

Affect Theory (Sara Ahmed & Lauren Berlant) 

Infertility (Alexandra Kimball) 

Intersectionality (Kimberlé Crenshaw) 

Booklist

Book Details
HANDMAID'S TALE (86)
by ATWOOD
Required
ISBN
978038549081 8
PUBLISHER
PENG RAND
FUTURE HOME OF LIVING GOD (17)
by ERDRICH
Required
ISBN
978006269406 5
PUBLISHER
HARP PUB
POWER (16)
by ALDERMAN
Required
ISBN
978031654760 4
PUBLISHER
HACHETTE B
PARABLE OF THE SOWER-W/NEW FORWARD (19)
by BUTLER
Required
ISBN
978153873218 2
PUBLISHER
HACHETTE B
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