Created by:  University of Pittsburgh

  • Julie Beaulieu

    Taught by:  Julie Beaulieu, Lecturer

    Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program

  • Susan Marine

    Taught by:  Susan Marine, Guest Lecturer

    Assistant Professor and Program Director, School of Education and Social Policy, Merrimack College
LevelBeginner
Commitment4 weeks of study
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.8 stars
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 12 ratings

fun and interesting course.

This course introduced me to a more formal way of understanding gender and sexuality. While I took issue with some of the ways things were defined, particularly the implicit assumption in the first week that gender is entirely socially constructed, I really got a lot of valuable information and material out of this course. As a transgender woman with an advanced degree, I found the course to provide information of the depth and breadth expected in a short undergraduate course. The evaluations were useful but the standards were a bit unclear and the peer review process a little questionable considering the unknown background of peers. The discussion forums were not helpful, the forums and chat sessions used by Stanford in their Intro to Databases MOOC were much better. Consider an IRC chatroom at least, or a listserv. Still, I got much of what I came for at only the cost of my time.

This course is very interesting, relevant and useful.

This course is helpful especially if you are passionate in Gender Development and Women Studies. It will heighten your awareness and knowledge on various sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression issues and cases. For others, it might be an "easy A" course, but if you will start learning the program, you will realize sooner that your level of understanding is still in the surface. This is a good start in having in-depth study on Gender and Development.