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Women's & Gender Studies (WGS)
315 Hendricks, 541-346-5529
College of Arts and Sciences
W - Computer based/online course; requires access to the internet.
Course Data
  WGS 221   Bodies and Power >2 >IP >US 4.00 cr.
Focuses on gender, the body, and dis/ability as a particular nexus of experience and social meaning, influenced as well by race, sexuality, age and class. This course considers bodies and how we understand them within contexts shaped by social relations and systems of power.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Raiskin JE-mailHomepage Office:   321 Hendricks Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-2566
Office Hours: 0000 - 2359 MTWRF By appointment only Winter 2020
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  35326 0 40 1015-1145 tr 00 REMOTE Raiskin J W
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
March 28:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 3:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 3:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 4:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
April 4:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
April 5:   Add this course
April 5:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 11:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
April 11:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 18:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
April 18:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 25:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
April 25:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 16:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 16:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 101 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description

Designed to satisfy general education requirements (Social Science group and Identity, Pluralism and Tolerance multicultural category) WGS 221 focuses on gender, the body, and dis/ability as a particular nexus of experience and social meaning, influenced as well by race, sexuality, age and class. This course places bodies and how we understand them within contexts shaped by social relations and systems of power. We will examine the ways critical disability studies both enriches feminist theory and benefits from feminist and queer perspectives. We will explore how our society thinks about and represents bodies, ability, disability and illness and how those naturalized beliefs affect all of our lives, whether we are disabled or not.  The readings for this course have been chosen to offer theoretical tools for thinking about a range of disabilities and our beliefs about them (including those involving mobility, senses, cognition, and psychological states and disabilities that result from illnesses, both apparent and invisible). Our focus will be on social, as opposed to medical, models of understanding disability and difference and will highlight activism and political interventions led by people with disabilities. The readings for this class offer a range of opinions by people with disabilities that I hope will inspire discussion and debate in class.

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