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3rd Wave (Women's Empowerment) - 33 Beekman Upper-Class Students

What is the 3rd Wave?

3rd Wave is a Living-Learning Community which is designated for female identified students who have a passion for gender equality and progressive thinking. By engaging in lively discussions with like-minded peers, attending monumental movements for empowering females, residents will embark on a new wave of feminism towards an age of equality and acceptance. Enroll in one of the following Women's Study courses (or similar course) and join this floor today.


Intro to Women's and Gender Studies - Prof. Emily Bent
WS 115 CRN 72323 Mon/Wed 10:35 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: This class is an introduction to gender studies, using both historical and contemporary material, and transnational contexts. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to gender, studying the topic from the perspectives of science and technology; citizenship and the state; and cultural representations and consumption. The course draws on a variety of disciplines in our reading, including history, literary criticism, sociology, economics, and anthropology.

The Girl Child: A Global Perspective - Prof. Yvonne Rafferty
WS 234 CRN 72638 Wed. 1:20-4:20 p.m.

Course Description: According to the United Nations, children and youth constitute a high percent of the world?s population. This 3-credit course examines key issues in the lives of girl children including, international rights, gender development, gender stereotypes, globalizations, child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, girls affected by armed conflict, education and schooling, child labor, gender-based violence, female genital mutilation, health and health care. Through an analysis of the ways that gender, race and class intersect, students will have the opportunity to examine the multitude of ways that access to different levels of the social hierarchy allows them to differently negotiate culture, thus increasing or decreasing among other things, their happiness, stress safety, health, and psychological well being. This course counts for three credits in either AOK3 or AOK5.

Sexuality and Society - Prof. Jason Whitesel
WS 297D Tu/Thur. 4:35-6:00 p.m. (CRN pending)

Course Description: This course offers a sex-positive approach to the study of sexuality and society. It explores the sociocultural context of sexuality; considers the social norms that govern sexual behavior; interrogates the sexual attitudes and practices we take for granted; examines how social factors (race/ethnicity, religion, education, economic status, among others) influence sexual activity and its meaning; and looks into how sexuality is shaped by social institutions such as law, politics, media, and medicine. The course wrestles with the tension between the social construction and control of sexuality, and examines the resistance to both.

Seminar in Feminist Theory - Prof. Emily Bent
WS 380 CRN 73408 Tues. 1:25-3:15 p.m.

Course Description: This course explores how feminist theories and criticism have changed the questions we ask of literary and other texts. The readings trace the confrontation/collaboration of feminism(s) with linguistics, social analysis and Marxism, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics. This course counts for three credits in either AOK 2 or 4, and also carries Writing Enhanced Credit.