The Battle Between Science and Religion
in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Taught by: Marlene Gerber Fried
This course will explore contemporary debates over religion v. science in the areas of sexuality and reproduction. We will look at these issues in the context of broader societal debates such as that over creationism v. intelligent design and challenges to claims about the objectivity of science. Finally, we will examine viewpoints which offer alternatives to polarization.
Taught by: Marlene Gerber Fried and Barbara Yngvesson
This course investigates the roles of law, culture and technology in creating families. The class focuses on the ways in which systems of reproduction reinforce and/or challenge inequalities of class, race and gender.
Politics of Abortion in the Americas
Taught by: Cora Fernandez Anderson
This course introduces students to the politics of abortion in the Americas by exploring the role of the women's movement, framing of the demand for the right to abrtion, the role of women in positions of power, leftist governments, and the Catholic and Evangelical churches influence.
Politics of the Abortion Debate
Taught by: Katherine Castiello Jones
This course examines the abortion debate in the U.S., looking historically at the period before legalization up to the present. We explore the ethical, political and legal dimensions of the issue and investigate the anti-abortion and abortion rights movements. We view the abortion battle in the U.S. in the wider context of reproductive freedom.
Domestic and International Perspectives
Taught by: Marlene Gerber Fried and Betsy Hartmann
This course introduces students to a broad range of reproductive rights issues and the history of feminist activism surrounding them.