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Core Curriculum

Gender, Globalization, & Empire

Gender, Globalization, & Empire

Facilitators: Naomi Andrews, History Department; Sharmila Lodhia, Women's and Gender Studies Department

The Gender, Globalization and Empire Pathway provides students with an opportunity to examine the production of raced and gendered subjects through a series of interdisciplinary courses linking ideas about gender to imperial pasts, postcolonial theories, social and political constructions of citizenship, diverse religious movements and the intricacies of globalization. Courses associated with the Gender, Globalization and Empire Pathway highlight the need to historicize and contextualize individuals experiences within relevant categories of race, sex, class, culture and nation. Issues students will likely encounter in these courses include, but are not limited to: orientalism, modernity, hegemony, nationalism, militarism, fundamentalism and the gendered division of labor.

Associated Courses

Foundations Courses

(Please note that only the specific Foundation course topics qualify for the Pathway requirements,
and only one Foundations course may be applied to a Pathway)

ARTH     12A      Art, Trade & Cultural Exchange
ENGL      12A     Cross Cultural Contact
HIST      12A      Identity & the Other
ENGL      12A     Rebellion and Conformity
HIST      12H      Peoples of the Americas (effective 9/1/09)
HIST      12H      Rebellion and Conformity (effective 9/1/09)
HNRS     12A      Rebellion and Conformity
HIST      12A      The Imperial West (effective 9/1/09)
WGST     12A     Women in Transnational Perspective

Anthropology
*ANTH     90      Women, Gender, and Sexuality
ANTH       170    Women, Gender, and Sexuality (cross-listed with WGST 144; effective 9/1/09)
ANTH       187    Middle East: Gender & Sexuality (cross-listed with WGST 120; effective 9/1/09)
ANTH       188    People, Culture, and Change in the Middle East (effective 9/1/09)

Art & Art History
*ARTH     121    Venice and the Other in Renaissance (effective 9/1/09)
*ARTH     162    The Visual Culture of Modern Japan (effective 9/1/09)

Economics
*ECON     135    Gender Issues in the Developing World (cross-listed with WGST 121; effective 9/1/09)

English
ENGL       31A    Writing about Literature & Culture (effective 9/1/09)
ENGL       38      Introduction to Asian-American Literature (cross-listed with ETHN 41; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL       69      Literature by Women Writers of Color (cross-listed with WGST 15 and ETHN 69; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL       134G  Studies in Contemporary American Literature (cross-listed with WGST 186; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL       138    Asian-American Literature (cross-listed with ETHN 145; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL       152    LGBTQ Studies: U.S. Perspectives (cross-listed as WGST 136; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL       153    LGBTQ Studies: Global Perspectives (cross-listed with WGST 122; effective 9/1/09)
ENGL       156    Global Literatures (effective 1/1/11)
ENGL       157    Postcolonial and Commonwealth Literature and Theory (effective 9/1/09)
ENGL       159    Studies in Indian Subcontinental and Diasporic Literature
ENGL       164    Studies in Caribbean Literature (effective 9/1/09)
ENGL       165    Studies in African Literature (effective 9/1/09)
ENGL       166    Pan-African Literature (effective 9/1/09)

Ethnic Studies
ETHN       41      Asian-American Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 38)
ETHN       51      Intro to the South Asian Experience in the US (effective 9/1/09)
ETHN       69      Literature by Women Writers of Color (cross-listed as ENGL 69 and WGST 15; effective 11/8/2016)
ETHN       145    Asian-American Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 138; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN       149    Civil Rights and Anti-Colonial Movements (cross-listed with HIST 153; effective 9/1/09)
ETHN       178    Race and World War II (cross-listed with HIST 178; effective 9/1/09)

History
HIST       102S   Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in the 20th Century (formerly HIST 102; effective 9/1/09)
HIST       112     The Haitian Revolution in World History and Memory (effective 1/1/11)
HIST       115S   Gender, Race, and Citizenship in the Atlantic World (cross-listed with WGST 169; effective 9/1/15)
HIST       116S   Sex and Gender in the Era of High Imperialism (formerly HIST 116; cross-listed with WGST 124; effective 9/1/09)
HIST       121     Saving the World?: A Critical History of Human Rights and Humanitarianism (effective 3/25/16)
HIST       130     France and the World (effective 9/1/09)
HIST       130B   Late Modern France & the World (effective 9/1/09)
HIST       136     Gender and National Identity in 20th-Century Eastern and Western Europe (cross-listed with WGST 172; effective 1/1/15)
HIST       140S   Biography and Autobiography in the African Experience: Exploring African Lives and Writing (effective 3/25/16)
HIST       150     Gender and Sexuality in East Asia (cross-listed with WGST 126; effective 9/1/09)
HIST       153     Civil Rights and Anti-Colonial Movements (cross-listed with ETHN 149; effective 9/1/09)
HIST       178     Race and World War II (cross-listed with ETHN 178; effective 9/1/09)

Honors
HNRS      20       Difficult Dialogues (topic: The Veil in the Modern World; effective 9/1/09)

Modern Languages and Literatures
FREN       114     Literatures and Cultures of the Maghreb (effective 9/1/09)
*FREN     116     Major Works French Lit II (topic: French Orientalism only; effective 9/1/09)
*FREN     117     French Orientalism: The Representation of Otherness in Literature, Cinema & Visual Arts (effective 9/1/09)
*FREN     173     Immigration, Race, & Identity in Contemporary France (effective 9/1/09)

Religious Studies
*TESP     158     Immigration and Ethics (effective 9/1/09)
*TESP     175     Women's Theologies from the Margins (cross-listed with WGST 151; effective 9/1/09)
*TESP     191     Social Issues and Faith: Biblical & Modern Prophets (effective 2/3/2016)
*RSOC    170     Religion, Gender & Globalization (cross-listed with WGST 146; effective 9/1/09)
*SCTR     157     The Bible and Empire (effective 9/1/09)
*SCTR     158R   RSS: Postcolonial Perspectives on the New Testament (effective 11/12/2015)

Sociology
SOCI       135     Women and Social Change in Latin America (cross-listed with WGST 128; effective 1/1/11)
SOCI       180     Immigrant Communities (effective 9/1/09)

Women's and Gender Studies
WGST      15       Literature by Women Writers of Color (cross-listed with ENGL 69 and ETHN 69; effective 9/1/09)
*WGST    21       Middle East: Gender & Sexuality (cross-listed with ANTH 88)
*WGST    55       Women, Gender, and Sexuality (cross-listed with ANTH 90)
*WGST    101     Feminist Theory (effective 3/30/15)
WGST      104     Beauty, Culture & Society in a Global Age (effective 9/1/09)
WGST      120     Middle East: Gender & Sexuality(cross-listed with ANTH 187; effective 9/1/09)
WGST      121     Gender Issues in the Developing World (cross-listed with ECON 135; effective 9/1/09)
WGST      122     LGBTQ Studies: Global Perspectives (cross-listed with ENGL 153; effective 9/1/09)
WGST      124     Sex and Gender in the Era of High Imperialism (cross-listed with HIST 116S; effective 9/1/09)
WGST      126     Gender and Sexuality in East Asia (cross-listed with HIST 150; effective 9/1/09)
WGST      128     Gender and Social Change in Latin America(cross-listed with SOCI 135; effective 9/1/09)
WGST      136     LGBTQ Studies: U.S. Perspectives (cross-listed with ENGL 152; effective 9/1/09)
WGST      144     Women, Gender, and Sexuality (cross-listed with ANTH 170; effective 9/1/09)
WGST      146     Religion, Gender and Globalization (cross-listed with RSOC 170; effective 9/1/09)
WGST      151     Women's Theologies from the Margins (cross-listed with TESP 175; effective 9/1/09)
*WGST    153     The Bible and Empire (effective 9/1/09)
WGST      169     Gender, Race, and Citizenship in the Atlantic World (cross-listed with HIST 115S; effective 9/1/09)
WGST      172     Gender and National Identity in 20th-Century Eastern and Western Europe (cross-listed with HIST 136; effective 3/25/16)
WGST      186     Studies in Contemporary American Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 134G; effective 1/1/11)
WGST      189     Sex, Law and Social Justice: The Politics of Advocacy (effective 9/1/15)

* Indicates Course Has Prerequisites