2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 16, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WGS 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studies


Credit(s): 3
This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of women’s studies. Readings in feminist theory and research, autobiography, and the history of women’s rights activism will provide a framework for an investigation of major themes in women’s lives. Using contemporary cultures of the United States as our primary field of study, we will also explore dominant ideas about gender, one of the primary terms through which human beings articulate identity, define social roles, and assign status. We will consider as well how notions of gender intersect with other components of experiences such as those related to nationality, culture, ethnicity, race, class, age, religion, and sexuality. Fulfills specialized valuing general education requirement. FA



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