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2015-2016 Catalog

WGS 260 Girls Around the World: Literature, Culture, Activisim

This interdisciplinary course will explore the idea of girlhood in the modern world. We will read scholarship on girlhood, as well as fiction, memoirs, and case studies to understand the forces that shape girls' lives and how girls shape the world around them. We will explore what it means to be a girl, whether girlhood is a Western or global phenomenon, the value of studying girls/girlhood, and the intersectional identities that comprise girl identity, including class, race, sexuality, and religion. [GM1]