WOMENSTD 350 - Women and the Community
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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Other Course Info:
(Practice Course). F.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Women and the Community aims to address the gaps and misconceptions that often exist between feminism as an academic discourse and feminism in practice. Through classroom engagement and community involvement, students will explore the intersection of academia and activism as it pertains to working to improve the lives of women and their communities. WS350 students commit to volunteering in an area community based organization as well as to active participation in the classroom. Through readings, written assignments, classroom participation, and service experiences this course endeavors to nurture and facilitate: critical thinking about community service, non-profit organizations, feminisms, and their relationships to social change; consideration of how feminist thought can be applied to work in communities and how communities can inform feminist thought; and the development of skills for working effectively within community based organizations and with communities around issues that affect women’s lives. The Spring Semester Intensive condenses the fall/winter experience of WOMENSTD 350 into a shortened spring semester, in a way that allows for maximum concentrated learning and benefit to students and service site organizations. Spring Semester Intensive students attend two weeks of intensive introduction classes; then spend four weeks working in the field, with weekly on-line technical assistance and reflection, and one-one meetings with the instructor as needed. The course closes with a final week of in-depth reflection and assessment classes. Total service hours required 48.

WOMENSTD 350 - Women and the Community
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101 (SEM)
TuTh 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: This class is for three credits.
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