critical/gender/studies Quarterly List of Classes CGS Courses Applicable to CGS Majors and Minors: ***SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** Critical Gender Studies 192 Detecting the Invisible: Does the Workplace Treat Women or Parents Unfairly? (1-unit Senior Seminar) Mary Blair-Loy, Department of Sociology Section ID # 665988 Meeting Dates & Times: Seminar will meet the first 4 Tuesdays of the Quarter from 2:00-3:50 pm Seminar will meet in SSB 414 What does social scientific research say about how fairly women and men are treated in the workplace today? Parents compared to nonparents of the same gender? This research illuminates what is often invisible as we embark on our own careers. Critical Gender Studies 2A Introduction to Critical Gender Studies: Social Movements Pamela Radcliff, Department of History LECTURE: TuTh 11:00am - 12:20pm PETER 104 SECTIONS: 657447 W 2:00 – 2:50pm U413 657449 W 3:00 – 3:50pm U413 Fall 2009 different groups have mobilized around claims about gender roles and identities. Case studies of movements contesting rights and representation will be drawn from comparative global contexts: possible subjects are civil rights, men's movements, antiracist feminism, non-feminist women's movements, AIDS activism, transgenderism, immigrant rights, nonwestern feminism and the labor movement. Critical Gender Studies 100 Theories and Methods Sara Kaplan, CGS & Ethnic Studies #657442 MWF 9:00-9:50am HSS 1305 If, as feminist scholars have argued for decades, gender is not a ‘natural’ category, but a social construct, then how, precisely, is it constructed? This course offers a survey of how different scholars, writers, artists, and activists have sought to answer that question. Drawing upon historical and contemporary readings, film, and new media viewings, and current political and cultural events, we will explore both the key theoretical frameworks and various methodological approaches used in critical gender studies. We will challenge ourselves to complicate our understandings of seemingly natural concepts such as ‘male/female,’ ‘man/woman,’ and ‘homosexual/heterosexual’ as we experience them in our own daily lives and perceive them in the world around us. Our work will be carried out with a primary goal in mind: developing our own interdisciplinary critical apparatus through which we can better understand not only the conditions under which ‘gender’ is lived, but the terms through which the very concepts of sex, gender, and sexuality are produced, negotiated, and transformed. Critical Gender Studies 107 Gender and Reproductive Rights M.E. Stephens, Esq., Lecturer 657452 Tu 5:30-9:20 Peterson 104 The course will introduce the concept of gender as a category of analysis for understanding relationships of power. It will focus on how Explores the legal treatment of gender, reproductive rights, and the family, particularly in the context of evolving laws that arguably have created conflicting 1 For additional information, please come to the Muir Interdisciplinary Studies Office located in HSS 2113; visit our website at http://cgs.ucsd.edu/; or call 858-534-3589. critical/gender/studies Quarterly List of Classes rights, roles, and responsibilities. Topics will include abortion, fetal rights, surrogacy, marriage, child custody and other family issues. Critial Gender Studies 109B Gender and Information Technology Kelly Gates, Department of Communication 657454 TuTh 3:30p - 4:50p WLH 2205 According the philosopher Langdon Winner, “to invent a new technology requires that (in some way or another) society also invents the kinds of people who will use it.” This course explores the gendered dimensions of this relationship between technological invention and the reinvention of people, focusing on information technologies. We will examine the roles that men and women (from specific race, ethnic and class backgrounds) have played in the development of computers, as well as the role that computers and other information technologies have played in transforming the meaning and experience of gender since the middle of the twentieth century. Students will use their own skills and experiences as the basis for projects that identify the ways that new information technologies can variously support and challenge ideas and expectations about the enduring categories of masculine and feminine. Critical Gender Studies 190 Honors Seminar Lisa Yoneyama, CGS Director #657443 M 11:00am – 1:50pm HSS 2025 Interdisciplinary readings in feminist theory and research methodology to prepare students for writing an honors thesis. Open to Critical Gender Studies majors who have been admitted to Critical Gender Studies Honors Program. Prerequisites: admission to Critical Gender Studies Honors Program and department approval required. Critical Gender Studies 196A Honors Research Lisa Yoneyama, CGS Director Fall 2009 #599435 TBA A program of independent study providing candidates for Critical Gender Studies Honors to develop, in consultation with an adviser, a preliminary proposal for the honors thesis. An “IP” grade will be awarded at the end of Fall quarter. Upon completion of Critical Gender Studies 196B in Winter 2008, a final grade for both quarters will be given. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department approval required. Departmental Courses Applicable/Petitionable to the CGS Major and Minor: # Course is eligible for major/minor credit but must be petitioned by second week of the quarter and approved by CGS faculty. Please see the CGS advisor for assistance with petition. Arts & Humanities HIUS 173: Topics/American Women’s History (1, 4) #LTEN 140: Early Nineteenth Century British Novel: Jane Austen (1, 4) #LTEN 155: Interactions Between American Literature and the Visual Arts: Visual Culture and (Post)Racial Discourse (1) #LTEN 186: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (1, 4) Social Sciences ETHN 183: Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class (1, 4) SOCB 118: Sociology of Gender (1, 4) For additional information, please come to the Muir Interdisciplinary Studies Office located in HSS 2113; visit our website at http://cgs.ucsd.edu/; or call 858-534-3589. 2 critical/gender/studies Quarterly List of Classes Fall 2009 3 For additional information, please come to the Muir Interdisciplinary Studies Office located in HSS 2113; visit our website at http://cgs.ucsd.edu/; or call 858-534-3589.