An introduction to contemporary gender issues, this course explores gender-based discrimination, the performance of gender ("doing gender"), and the need to move beyond the binary categories of "male" and "female". Queer theory and transgender issues are also considered, especially as they disrupt the social construction of gender in Western societies. Attention is also given to the impact of the state and economic restructuring on gender relations. The course has a Canadian focus.
3 lecture hours per week, one term
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 36:162 in the BU Course Transfer Database.