110. Practical Feminism. (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.
This minicourse will focus on the practical implications of recent feminist scholarship. After a brief introduction to relevant theory and research, the course will concentrate on issues of gender asymmetry in a particular environments. Cost:1 WL:1
240/Amer. Cult. 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. Open to all undergraduates. (HU).
Designed as an introduction to the new, feminist scholarship
on women, Women's Studies 240 is an interdisciplinary course which
acquaints students with key concepts and theoretical frameworks
to analyze women's condition. We will explore how women's status
has changed over time, but we will concentrate on the situation
of contemporary American women. Topics will include: violence
against women, discrimination in the workplace, the feminization
of poverty, and sexuality. Students will also examine how capitalism, racism, imperialism, and heterosexism affect women's lives. The
course will not only provide students with an analysis of women's
oppression, but will suggest strategies for ending sexual inequality.
The course is structured around weekly lectures, readings, films, and discussion sections. Students are encouraged to participate
fully in discussion and to assume responsibility for sharing their
knowledge and experience. The course grade is based upon written
assignments, an action project, examination and participation
in discussion. Cost:3 WL:4
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