GETR 3590

Joseph Campbell––and more! Trace the origin of The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, and Game of Thrones: Encounter the stories that inspired Richard Wagner. Follow the hero and heroines of medieval fiction through the steps of the heroic quest: the call to adventure, meeting the mentor, tests and trials, symbolic death and rebirth, the road back, and return with a societal boon. Among the stories read are Parzival and Tristan and Isolde. Grade is based on classroom discussion, oral reports, and a final paper. No final examination. No textbook required.  

ENLT 2547

This course will explore the history of race, crime, and justice in African American literature and culture from Nat Turner's 1831 slave rebellion to today's Black Lives Matter activism. What is justice? How does the history of racial oppression in America complicate traditional ideas about the relationship between law and justice? How do African American writers both use and defy the genre conventions of traditional American detective fiction and courtroom dramas?

EDHS 3891

The aim of this course is to help YWLP Facilitators acquire the skills and knowledge required for successful facilitation as well as to provide lots of support. Given the diverse members of each group, the mentoring group curriculum, and other factors that affect the group, how can YWLP be the most rewarding experience possible for each group member? How can students grow as facilitators and leaders through their experience as YWLP Facilitators? Prerequisite: EDHS 2891 and EDHS 2892

JPTR 3290

This seminar will take up the world's earliest instance of literature written extensively by, for, and about women, including such famous works as the Pillow Book of Sei Shônagon and Sarashina Diary, among others. The focus will be on reading gender as a fictional enactment of desire and identity that is performed through acts of writing and reading. No prior knowledge of Japanese language or literature is required.

JPTR 5290

This seminar will take up the world's earliest instance of literature written extensively by, for, and about women, including such famous works as the Pillow Book of Sei Shônagon and Sarashina Diary, among others. The focus will be on reading gender as a fictional enactment of desire and identity that is performed through acts of writing and reading. No prior knowledge of Japanese language or literature is required.

SOC 4350

The course examines (1) theories of gender stratification, (2) the extent of, and changes in , gender stratification in the U.S. and (3) a cross-cultural look at the extent of gender stratification from our huntingand-gathering ancestors to today’s information/biotech society. The course will also (4) look at contemporary examples of both local level gender equality/near equality and extreme gender inequality (e.g., in Taliban Afghanistan).

Summer Courses 2018

First Session- 5/21/18-6/14/18

WGS 2100 Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies Speidel

WGS 3230 Gender and the Olympic Games Hagerman

 

Second Session- 6/18/18-7/12/18

WGS 3559 Queer European History Butcher

 

Third Session- 7/16/18-8/8/18

WGS 2100 Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies Hagerman

Transgender Patients Have Unique Needs; UVA is Striving to Address Them

Imagine this: you check in at a doctor’s office and are asked to fill out a personal information form. Moving through the list of questions, you arrive at one that asks if you are male or female. What if neither choice is appropriate for you?

For members of the transgender community, this is a common experience.

UVA Ranked as Best College in VA for LGBTQ+ Students

We are pleased to announce that UVA has been named the best college for LGBTQ+ students in Virginia! This new ranking is created by the partnership of Best Colleges and Campus Pride, who curated the list (http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-colleges-for-lgbt-students/) based on their criteria of inclusivity factors. What a neat milestone and congratulations to everyone for all their hard work and support!

WGS 4101

This course focuses on women's autobiographical texts and the diverse ways authors explore issues surrounding identity, power, and resistance in their narratives. We will read compelling accounts of imprisonment, reseravation life, political detention, and more, while closely examining women's particpation in ongoing struggles for social justice. 

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