Gender - Go figure

11 credits for 15 students.  Coordinator: Sharmaine van Blommestein 

What does gender have to do with culture, social issues, forms of communication, the jobs we are hired for and the pay we receive? how is gender related to sexuality, domestic life, and violence, power?  How do gender relations differ and/or stay the same across cultures?  This FIG will examine and debate these issues as well as the ways in which, class, and race intersect with gender. 

94982 WMST 100 Intro to Women's and Gender Studies 3 Cr. TuTh 11-12:15pm Doran, C.
As the foundation course for the Women's and Gender Studies program, this course provides an Introduction to the multidisciplinary field of women's and gender studies. By exploring feminist theories, paradigms, and critiques, the course offers opportunities to examine gender relations among women and men, explore the relationships among gender, race, class, and sexual orientation, and examine feminist struggles worldwide for equality and justice. This course fulfills the WMST100/Pol125 requirement for Women's and Gender Studies majors and minors.Satisfies General Education FS requirements.

94983 SOCI 102 Contemporary Social Problems 3 Cr. TuTh 2-3:15pm Sorenson, A.
American capitalism; nature of sexual, racial and economic inequality; contemporary American institutions: family, educational systems and systems of social control; and American culture. Satisfies General Education SA and FC requirements.

94984 LITR 100 Introduction to Literature 3 Cr. TuTh 12:30-1:45pm van Blommestein, S.
Introduction to elements of literature through the study of its various forms: poetry, drama, and fiction. Practice in writing about literature and in techniques of close reading and critical thinking. This course cannot be taken if credit has been received for LITR 110. Satisfies General Education FC requirement.

93642 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. Tu 3:30-4:45pm Tyo, L.
The First-Year Success Seminar (FYSS) is a two-credit course designed to accelerate students' transition to SUNY Potsdam. FYSS provides students with the opportunity to become integrated into the life of the campus by exploring their academic and social development.  A strong emphasis is placed on critical inquiry – enhancing reading and writing, time management, and study skills.  In addition, the course provides an orientation to campus resources and services and encourages self-exploration and personal development.