Courses in Women/Gender Studies

SOC215 Introduction to Gender Studies

This course examines what it means to be a man or a woman, from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. It explores the construction of masculinities and femininities in a variety of cultural contexts. Special attention is given to gender differences, and gender inequalities.
Prerequisite: ENG101 English I.

WOS412 Representations of Women in the Arts & the Media

This course deals with the media, and the various art forms such as cinema, music, poetry, art, the novel, etc., from the Arab and other cultures. Representations of women are examined from historical and sociological perspectives, and patterns are identified as a basis for evaluation of women’s position in society.
Prerequisite: ENG101 English I.

SOC313/WOS313 Women in the Arab World: Sociological Perspectives

This course examines the roles and status of Arab women in relation to various societal factors, including a brief overview of the legal rights as stated in the personal status code. Class discussions will analyze the changes by identifying determinants and patterns of change. Students are also introduced to basic gender, and feminist, perspectives on the status of women in Arab societies.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 English I.

WOS311 Issues & Debates in Feminist Theory

This course is designed to explore the major issues and debates in feminist theory. Feminist texts from the Arab world, and other cultures, are used. The course is interdisciplinary, and will draw materials from literary criticism, sociology, anthropology, political science, and literature.
Prerequisite: ENG202 Sophomore Rhetoric, SOC 215 Intro. To Gender Studies