CEA Course: Gender Studies
GEN320 WOMEN'S ROLES IN PRESENT SPAIN
This course is an analysis of the different roles that Spanish women have played for the last 70 years in different areas of society such as politics, literature, work, cinema, education and family. The students will read articles and books that will help them understand the progress achieved by women in Spain. Round tables and interviews with relevant women will provide the students with first-hand information about the lives of women in different fields. Credits: 3
GEN321 GENDER AS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT: (RE)DEFINING TOLES IN ITALIAN SOCIETY
This course introduces you to the lives of Italian women from a socio-cultural and historical point of view and provides a unique and insightful understanding of key issues in Italian society and culture. You learn about women in Italy through direct experience and guided observation, thus developing intercultural skills that you will be able to apply throughout and beyond this course. You will analyze the role of women in Italy today and in the past, discussing key themes such as: the definition of gender as a cultural construct; the ways in which gender ideas and values are learned, shared and contested; the main characteristics of gender in Italy; gender, age and power differentials; gender and politics; Catholic culture in Italy and its impact on women’s lives; family law and divorce; reproductive rights: abortion, artificial insemination, the day after pill; equal opportunities in business environments; the representation of women in the media and the changes brought about by Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire; women in fashion and the arts. All issues are considered within their social, political, economic and historical context, thus helping you establish interdisciplinary connections between different spheres of human life. Language of Instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed as ANT321.
GEN330 GAY PARIS: CULTURE, SOCIETY & URBAN SEXUAL IDENTITY
Through a study of how sexual identity has been constructed, formed and framed in Paris over the past 100 years, this course investigates cultural, social and literary histories of homosexual identity in the context of urban Paris. Particular emphasis is given to examining questions of difference, identity and expression. Credits: 3
GEN331 GAY BUENOS AIRES: GENDER, SEXUALITY & THE CITY
Addressing contemporary issues of gender and sexuality in Argentina and using a variety of literary, theoretical and cinemagraphic sources, this course presents an overview of sexual politics and homosexuality and examines this subject in the context of Buenos Aires from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Prerequisites: One course in gender studies, sociology, history of Latin America, an equivalent course, or with the approval of the academic advisor. Language of instruction: English. Additional fees apply. Credits: 3.