LSP 200: Sophomore Seminar on Multiculturalism: Gender and Society
Mon/Wed 10:10-11:40, DePaul University, Fall 2009
Dr. Kate Webster: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: M/W 9:00-10:00a.m., Loop 1656 by email appointment
In Gender and Society, a Sophomore seminar on Multiculturalism in the US, we will examine
issues of gender along a broad sociological spectrum as expressed in the media, body image,
identity, education, the economy, health, religion, and violence. In addition, the class will have
both a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach exploring experiences of men and women
from a range of class, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. Central to the course is its invitation to
learn and think critically about the intersectionality of gender, race, ethnicity, and class as its
Renzetti, M. and Curran, D. 2006. Women, Men, and Society, 5
. Boston, MA:
Allyn & Bacon Publishing.
Disch, E. 2009. Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology, 5
. New York,
NY: McGraw Hill Co.
Valenti, J. 2007. Full Frontal Feminism
. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press.
Students in sophomore seminars are expected to practice “seminar behavior” which includes
class discussions, active listening, and active participation. Classes will involve a combination of
lecture, discussion, group exercises, written work, and films. Class requirements
attendance and participation in class discussions, leading one discussion session, a passing grade
on a mid-term, a paper proposal and final paper, and a final exam.
Class participation/discussion leader
1- Class Attendance and Participation
Weekly attendance and participation in class lectures and discussions is a vital part of your
grade in this course.
Unexcused absences of two or more will reduce your final grade by ½ a letter grade. Excused
absences require an email with a statement of missing class and/or late paper.
You will be expected to have read the assigned readings BEFORE the first class of the week
and to actively participate in discussions.