Sex, Gender, and Culture
Emphasizes the various ways in which sex and gender are culturally interpreted and socially organized among different human groups. An initial brief investigation of the biological foundations of human sexuality will provide the background for consideration of culturally determined elements.
Economics of Discrimination
Large gaps in earnings and differences in patterns of employment by race, gender, and ethnicity place many women and racial and ethnic minorities near or in poverty. This course explores these differences through readings, film, research projects, and field trips.
Southern Women Writers
Explores the work of important American writers from the South. Their regional perspectives—on love and loyalty, independence and work, race and family—underpin a unique sense of place and a rootedness in tradition that permeates their work.