WOMENSTD 482 - Special Topics Minicourse
Section: 002 Inside the Nursing Profession: Considering Feminist Practice in Women's Health
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 7 credits of WOMENSTD 482 and 483 may be counted toward graduation.
Class Misc Info:
Meets 9/29-11/24. (Drop/Add deadline=10/10/08)..
Advisory Prerequisites:
WOMENSTD 240 or permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 7 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Nursing is one of the largest health care professions in terms of personnel and one that is involved in advancing the health of individuals, families, and populations, functioning in diverse roles as front-line caregivers, administrators, researchers, educators, and policy makers. Nursing remains one of the most female-dominated occupational groups. Like social workers, nurses very often are required to address social issues in tandem with concerns of individual clients. Yet few nurses consider themselves to be political, let alone feminist. Students in the Gender and Health Minor will meet 6 times with graduate nursing students in a seminar on Feminism and Health in the Women’s Health doctoral program in the School of Nursing. They will use this opportunity to critically observe, read, discuss, and consider the Nursing profession in relation to concepts of feminist practice. They will conduct analyses at the level of the profession, as reflected in core documents (e.g., ethics codes, licensure requirements, nurse practice act, recruitment materials, job descriptions) and as lived by individual practitioners who share their work experiences in narrative exchanges (e.g., memoirs, oral histories, story-telling). There will be a special focus on distinguishing the effects of nursing’s being “female-dominated” or “feminine” from being “feminist”.

WOMENSTD 482 - Special Topics Minicourse
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
2LSA Gender & Hlth Minor
Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with Nursing 676-001 on Thursdays from 10-1 on the dates listed below. Mini Course meeting from Oct. 2 - Dec. 4.
002 (SEM)
2LSA Gender & Hlth Minor
M 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This class will meet Monday, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10 and Nov. 24. Students will attend two evening tutorials Sept. 22nd and 29th, 6-9 p.m. This class will meet with WS 801-001 and NURS 852-001 on the days/times noted above.
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