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Mollie T Marchione


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Associate Director and Lecturer at the Center for Women's & Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts

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Mollie T. Marchione received her Ph.D. in History from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and is Associate Director and Lecturer at the Center for Women's & Gender Studies. At UT Austin, she has taught WGS 379S Senior Seminar, WGS 390 Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies, and WGS 335 U.S. Lesbian and Gay History, 20th Century.

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WGS 335 • Us Lesbian/Gay His, 20th-C

46880 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 930am-1100am JES A215A
(also listed as AMS 370, HIS 365G)

What can we learn from U.S. history about gender and sexuality?

This course will use lectures, readings, films, class discussion, and written assignments  to explore this question as we trace the social, cultural, and political history of same-sex desire in the U.S., primarily in the 20th century. Major topics include  the  growth  of lesbian  and  gay  communities  or sub-cultures  and  the  persistence  of racial,  class  and  gender differences within and among them. The course will familiarize students with some of the classic texts in the field as well as recent  and varied  writings  on the history  of sexuality,  focusing on the experiences,  ideas,  and conflicts  that have shaped modern lesbian, gay and transgender identities.

 

Objectives:

 To introduce you to historical approaches to studying lesbian and gay history in the U.S.

 To encourage you to think critically about the central role of sexuality in shaping 20th-century American culture

 To help you identify, analyze, and respond to major topics in lesbian and gay life in a culturally sensitive and historically informed manner.

 To give you opportunities to examine how gender, race, and class create intersectional identities for LGBT people.

WGS 379S • Senior Seminar

46305 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm CLA 1.102

This upper-division seminar provides an environment in which Women’s & Gender Studies majors may reflect on their undergraduate experience; prepare for plans for work, study, and feminist practices after graduation; and deepen their knowledge of topics important to women’s and gender studies.

To achieve these goals, WGS 379S consists of three parts: 1) discussion and planning of career and educational objectives, 2) production of an individual educational portfolio, and 3) participation in research and presentation in a mini-seminar series on topics of importance to women’s and gender studies.

WGS 335 • 20th-Cen Us Lesbian/Gay His

46590 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm CLA 1.108
(also listed as AMS 370, HIS 365G)

What can we learn from U.S. history about gender and sexuality? This course will use primary and secondary readings, films, class discussion, and written assignments to explore this question as we trace the social, cultural, and political history of same-sex desire in the U.S., primarily in the 20th century. Major topics include the growth of lesbian and gay communities or sub-cultures and the persistence of racial, class and gender differences within and among them; the changing representation of homosexuality in the mass media. The course will familiarize students with some of the classic texts in the field as well as recent and varied writings on the history of sexuality, focusing on the experiences, ideas, and conflicts that have shaped modern lesbian and gay identities.Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.May be counted toward the writing flag requirement. May be counted toward the cultural diversity flag requirement.Seats also available under: AMS 370 , HIS 365G.

WGS 390 • Intro To Women's & Gender Stds

48005 • Fall 2014
Meets W 900am-1200pm PAR 310

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the settings and practices determining of Women's and Gender studies in US contexts, and at the University of Texas at Austin. We will start the course by tracing the history of various, mostly Western, feminisms, as they led to the current situation for WGS in higher education and research.  The purpose of this survey is to show how post-World-War-II feminisms and gender studies remain strongly marked by history and conditioned by larger political and social movements. After that, we will move to situating the positions of yourself as professionals and your projects within and outside of the academy.  The positions that you discover will require you to identify not only a set of resources and institutions with which you need to be familiar, but also a set of production skills that you'll need to make an impact or be effective in your engagement.  To that end, you'll be introduced to what resources are available at UT, to research skills you'll need, and to unique library resources. The final major section of the course will be devoted to an introduction to WGS theory -- specifically, to the roots of modern theory in several nineteenth-century, and then to the interdisciplinary uses characterizing today's canon of WGS research and activisms. Offered Fall Semester only.

WGS 379S • Senior Seminar

48175 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm JES A216A

Intensive study of selected topics in women's and gender studies. May not be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least ninety semester hours of coursework, including nine hours in women's and gender studies.

Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class.

WGS 390 • Intro To Women's & Gender Stds

47960 • Fall 2013
Meets W 330pm-630pm BUR 536

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the settings and practices determining of Women's and Gender studies in US contexts, and at the University of Texas at Austin. We will start the course by tracing the history of various, mostly Western, feminisms, as they led to the current situation for WGS in higher education and research.  The purpose of this survey is to show how post-World-War-II feminisms and gender studies remain strongly marked by history and conditioned by larger political and social movements. After that, we will move to situating the positions of yourself as professionals and your projects within and outside of the academy.  The positions that you discover will require you to identify not only a set of resources and institutions with which you need to be familiar, but also a set of production skills that you'll need to make an impact or be effective in your engagement.  To that end, you'll be introduced to what resources are available at UT, to research skills you'll need, and to unique library resources. The final major section of the course will be devoted to an introduction to WGS theory -- specifically, to the roots of modern theory in several nineteenth-century, and then to the interdisciplinary uses characterizing today's canon of WGS research and activisms. 

WGS F340 • Us Lesbian & Gay Hist, 20th-C

88890 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am BUR 220
(also listed as AMS F370, HIS F365G)

What can we learn from U.S. history about gender and sexuality? This course will use primary and secondary readings, films, class discussion, and written assignments to explore this question as we trace the social, cultural, and political history of same-sex desire in the U.S., primarily in the 20th century. Major topics include the growth of lesbian and gay communities or sub-cultures and the persistence of racial, class and gender differences within and among them; the changing representation of homosexuality in the mass media. The course will familiarize students with some of the classic texts in the field as well as recent and varied writings on the history of sexuality, focusing on the experiences, ideas, and conflicts that have shaped modern lesbian and gay identities.Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.May be counted toward the writing flag requirement. May be counted toward the cultural diversity flag requirement.Seats also available under: AMS 370 , HIS 365G.

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