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WS 151: Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies (3 credits)

Course Description

This course is an introduction to feminist interdisciplinary analysis from global and critical perspectives. It explores relationships between women and men from various cultures, with a focus on gender, race, class, and sexual dynamics. The course also explores women's negotiations with institutional dynamics. (3 hours lecture)


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Show an understanding of the difference between sex as a biological category and gender as a social category.
  • Analyze the ways in which gender is taught, how gender is reflected in written and visual images, and how gender influences the operation of major social institutions and human relationships.
  • Describe the historical changes in both gender roles and the status of women in the United States.
  • Explain the similarities and differences of women's roles across cultural, racial, social, and economic lines.

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    page last updated: April 28, 2014

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