WGS.225J | Spring 2023 | Undergraduate

Science of Race, Sex, and Gender



  • Students will write two 1,500-word essays, one on a preassigned topic, the second on a topic of their own choosing. Each paper represents 30% of the subject grade. 
  • In addition, students will do a 10-minute oral presentation of their final paper (10% of the subject grade).  
  • Students will also be evaluated on class participation, including preparation of six reading notes to prompt class discussion (30% of the subject grade). 

First Paper

The topic of the first paper is: How has race been defined and acted upon historically? Use class readings to develop an argument about why race has manifested differently at different historical moments and in diverse regions.

Second Paper

Students write about a topic of their own choosing that is relevant to the course topics.