112. Issues for Women of Color. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.
Explores the effects of various social, political, and/or cultural systems on women of color, focusing specifically on the intersections of gender and racial oppressions and on strategies for overcoming these oppressions. Any particular instance of this course will focus on one theme (e.g., cultural resistance, educational issues, economic status). It may examine this theme in relation to one or several racial groups. Cost:2 WL:1
200/Comm. 217. Women in Popular Films and Television (3). (Excl).
See Communication 217. (Press)
240/Amer. Cult. 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. Open to all undergraduates. (3). (HU). (This course fulfills the Race or Ethnicity Requirement).
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
The Program in Women's Studies offers several options for independent study/directed reading.
See Spring Term listing.
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