552.286 (20S) Topics in American Cultural Studies: Women in Modern America

Sommersemester 2020

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03.03.2020 12:00 - 14:00 , N.0.27 On Campus
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Lehrende/r
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENM03001UL
LV-Titel englisch
Topics in American Cultural Studies: Women in Modern America
LV-Art
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
26 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
03.03.2020
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

Attendance of the first session on March 3, 2020 is mandatory.

PLEASE NOTE:  Class sessions will run for the whole 2 hours!

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LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will become familiar with a broad range of social, cultural, political, and legal forces that affect women’s experiences in modern America. By gaining insight into contemporary gender relations and their intersections with other categories such as race, ethnicity, class, or religion, they will learn to develop a more critical understanding of the complexities that shape modern womanhood in the United States.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

lecture inputs; discussion of assigned texts; short student presentations


Inhalt/e

“We should all be feminists” observes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her influential TED Talk. This seems more relevant than ever in the current political moment in the United States when women’s rights are being threatened yet again. In this class, we will explore a broad variety of themes that have shaped modern women’s experiences in the US. We will begin by watching RBG (2018), a documentary on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who has built a remarkable legal legacy as a pioneer in gender equality. Next, we will consider Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)—and one episode of Hulu’s TV series adaption of it—and ask ourselves how the dystopian novel explores gender roles, bodily autonomy, control and resistance. In the second half of the semester, we will shift our perspective to the challenges of both gender and race for women of color. We will read Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street (1984) and discuss how the novel invites readers to imagine what it is like to grow up Chicana. Finally, watching the biographical drama Hidden Figures (2016) will allow us to explore the “hidden” intersections of sexism and racism in the story of three African American women who played key roles in NASA’s early space program.

Literatur

Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale. Any edition.

Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. Any edition.

All other material will be provided by the instructor.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

active participation; 

short student presentations; 

PS-paper at the end of the semester

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Pflichtfach)
      • ENM.003 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: Women in Modern America (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Pflichtfach)
      • ENM.003 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: Women in Modern America (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 19W.1)
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Pflichtfach)
      • ENM.003 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: Women in Modern America (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: Women in Modern America (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Linguistic Basis (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: Women in Modern America (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grundstudium Culture (Pflichtfach)
      • 6.2 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 0.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: Women in Modern America (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (ab 11W) (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Culture (ab 11W)
        • Topics in Culture ( 2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.286 Topics in American Cultural Studies: Women in Modern America (2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)

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