Lecture/discussion, three hours. Relationship of debates in field to key intellectual and social movements (such as Marxism, poststructuralism, critical race studies, queer studies, indigenous studies, and postcolonial and transnational studies) that have elicited feminist critiques and contributed to development in feminist thought. Issues include analysis of central theoretical works in field and survey of key methodologies, examination of key concepts and debates in gender studies, and identification of debates that have generated key analytics in feminist analysis and gender studies scholarship. May be repeated once for credit with instructor change. Letter grading.