Race, Gender and Power

GWS 201
Black Lives Matter


Are prisons necessary? Why do international borders exist? When was heterosexuality invented? How does colonialism continue today? What do all these questions have to do with gender and race? Sign up for this course, and come find out this summer.

In this class, we will learn about the ways that gender and race have been constructed in relationship to each other, over time and across space. Our approach will be interdisciplinary, as we learn from anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, historians, activists, journalists, and others. No previous classroom knowledge of gender or race is required.

This course is cross-listed as Sociology 201. It satisfies the General Education Criteria in Summer 2020 for: Cultural Studies - Western.
Instructor: Alana Ackerman 
CRN: 40587