A WSS 100 COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course serves as an introduction and gateway to the academic field of women's studies. During the semester, we will explore a diverse range of women – from different historical periods and world regions – who have had an impact in creating social, cultural, and political change. As we study women's writings and various cultural artifacts, we will consider how women have challenged the gender roles they were expected to follow and also how they redefined these roles, especially when they were shaped by other social factors relating to their race, class, and nationality. A major project this semester will be for us to determine what makes a successful “change agent” as women have advanced society, culture, and politics.
COURSE LEARNING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
During the course of the semester, students will learn to:
- Place women at the center of their academic learning.
- Increase their knowledge in cultural competency and sensitivity toward gender, racial, and cultural differences.
- Creatively engage research, teaching, and learning.
Fall 2012 Syllabus | Fall 2013 Syllabus | Resume Project
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