Through essays, novels, videos, and film, we will explore the intersection of culture, ideology, and psychology. We will examine how gender, ethnicity, and class are interwoven in the social fabric and individual identity. Employing feminist, psychoanalytic, and deconstructive interpretive methods, we will try to decipher the many ways we inscribe ourselves in culture.
Interpretation is essential in understanding. We will see how various methods of interpretation (feminist, psychoanalytic, and deconstructive) applied to texts, films, photographs, and experiential accounts help us to see race, class and gender in far more complex ways.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
R. Ellison, INVISIBLE MAN
A. Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER
L.E. Wilder, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE
E. Santiago, WHEN I WAS PUERTO RICAN
M. Frye, THE POLITICS OF REALITY
M. French, THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN
Films: Tongues Untied, The Color Purple, Schindler's List
|Examination and Assignments: |
Papers. Optional project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Application for Permission of Instructor (POI) should be made during Planning Period. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org telling me why you want to take the class.
|Instructor(s): Steele,Robert S. Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 32
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|