ANTH 315


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Fall 2008


Updated 18 April 2008 KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM NOTE: Please review the Senate Curriculum Committee Guidelines for instructions on completing proposal form. (Refer to pages 4 - 5 for proposal details) DATE OF SUBMISSION: 29 August 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: PEGGY WALSH, SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY, M 3400, 8-2905 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: ROSEMARY GIANNO, SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY, M3400, 8-2510 PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: ANTH 315: WOMEN, GENDER AND CULTURE An examination of the ideology and social reality of gender, and specifically women cross-culturally. The course covers various theoretical approaches and explores the ethnographic literature. Prerequisite: ANTH 110, or permission of instructor. Fall PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: ANTH 315: GENDER AND CULTURE PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: An examination of the ideology and social reality of gender cross-culturally. The course covers various theoretical approaches and explores the ethnographic literature. Prerequisite: ISANTH 110, or permission of instructor. Fall Updated 18 April 2008 LEARNING OUTCOMES: . Students will demonstrate a knowledge of a variety of cultures from different regions of the world that have gender roles that vary in terms of status, wealth, power, and rights and duties and that articulate in complex ways with other variables like age, ethnicity, religion and class. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the human evolutionary record relative to the sexes and the development of gender ideology and roles within cultures. Students will demonstrate their understanding of and ability to apply concepts and theories that anthropologists, feminists and others have developed to explain gender roles and ideology cross culturally as well as variations within cultures. RATIONALE: While concerned with issues having to do with both women and men and the construction of gender roles and ideology, overwhelmingly it has been women who take Women, Gender and Culture. While a course on gender is very important for women to take, men could also learn from its curriculum and benefit substantially. Males need to develop an understanding of the construction of gender ideologies and hierarchies just as much as women if gender equality is ever to be achieved. Therefore, this title change reflects an effort to reach a broader range of students. RESOURCES: No additional resources needed. ADVISORY OPINIONS: From: Hottinger, Sara Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:42 AM To: Walsh, Peggy Cc: Gianno, Rosemary Subject: RE: ANTH 315 Peggy and Rosemary, Updated 18 April 2008 The final vote on the WS advisory opinion for ANTH 315 was 9 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions. The date of the vote is 9/30/08. I think that should suffice, although do let me know if you need an actual signature. Sara Sara Hottinger Assistant Professor, Women's Studies and Philosophy Acting Coordinator, Women’s Studies Keene State College Keene, NH 03435 603 358 2096 shottinger@keene.edu


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ANTH 315