Integrates materials from literature, the fine arts, the social sciences, and religion. Students learn about cultures and perspectives other than their own and write a series of essays examining value systems and cultural differences. Readings for the course are chosen from novels, short stories, plays, autobiographies, and ethnographic works.

An introductory course in Women's Studies that includes explanation of the origins of traditional male and female roles and the effects of these on work, family, sexuality and education.

The Seminar on Women's Issues examines the principles of feminist literary analysis, scholarship and research through texts authored by women writers and through diverse theoretical writings on race, language, sexuality, creativity, class and subordination which form the basis of feminist criticism. Within the theoretical context students will explore writings by women from diverse ethnic and cultural traditions on issues of current feminist scholarship.

This course examines the effect that food acquisition and production has had on the development of civilization. Topics include ancient to modern methods of food-gathering and preparation, as well as technological developments. These topics will be examined for their relationships to the anthropological and sociological evolutions as affected by the diets throughout the history of humanity. Different cultures will be explored in an effort to better understand their origins and how they evolved.

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