240/Amer. Cult. 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. Open to all undergraduates. (3). (HU). (This course meets the Race and 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
483. Special Topics. WS 240 or permission
of instructor. (3). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined
total of 7 credits elected through WS 480, 481, 482, 483, and 484.
Section 201 – Palestinian Women's Literature: Self, Family, Nation. For Summer Term, 1996, this section is offered jointly with APTIS 291.205. (Dykgraaf)
The Program in Women's Studies offers several options for independent study/directed reading. See the Spring Term listing.
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