WOMEN 200: Introduction to Women's Studies:CDCredits: 5.0
Introduction to methods/concepts of interdisciplinary field of Women's Studies. Examines historical/cultural constructions of gender, race, class, sexuality. Includes women's histories/identity, family/work, body politics/health, violence, creativity/empowerment, resistance. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission. Crosslisted as: DIVST 200.
Course Level Objectives
- Apply key concepts and theories from the field of Women's Studies to a broad spectrum of historical, political, international and social issues.
- Reason and think critically about gender relations and women's positions from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives.
- Analyze and explore relationships between sociopolitical institutions and individual experience.
- Explore overlapping meanings and constructions of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
- Compare and contextualize the histories, stories, and current situations of different groups of women, by race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and physical ability.
- Examine the ways that intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender shape life experience and identity formation.
- Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to women's positions and experiences.
- Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.