WGST 3040A - Bodies, Identity and Social Media [CRN 31903]; TR, 1:40-2:55 pm. Instructor: Dr. Natasha Patterson
Prerequisites: WGST 1000 or a previous course in WGST AND Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Description: In this course, students will explore the relationship between bodies, identity, and social media. We will cover topics such as technological (dis)embodiment, sexting, cyberracism, performance, and selfies. Students will have an opportunity to reflect on their use of social media tools as forms of bodily self-expression and self-understanding, as a way to make sense of course themes and concepts.
WGST 3850A – Gender and Popular Culture [CRN 31739]; MW, 3:00-4:15 pm. Instructor: Dr. Natasha Patterson
Prerequisites: Previous course in WGST AND Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Description: In this course, students will be introduced to various academic perspectives and approaches in order to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between gender and popular culture. We will focus on a variety of thematic concerns and specific cultural forms from Hollywood film to romance novels from the postwar period (1950s) to the present moment.
Women and Gender Studies Department, C866, Phone: (403) 332-4106