Women's StudiesIHU 202
Introduces the academic field of women's studies. Explores the diversity of women's experiences and achievements both in the present and in the past from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. Addresses social structures and the intersections of gender, class, race, ethnicity, religion, ages, abilities, and sexual identities. (45-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Understand how women's studies have evolved as an academic field.
- Read and discuss the history of women's movements and women in higher education.
- Memorize historical facts that have contributed to the accumulation of women's studies as a body of knowledge.
- Review personal narratives and academic essays written by people with different feminist viewpoints.
Identify the complex web of social relationships that impact our understanding of what we call "womanhood."
- Reflect critically on the diverse materials presented.
- Analyze the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality within various social realms.
- Collaborate in group discussions or key concepts.
Know key words and concepts pertaining to feminist/womanist theories.
- Define vocabulary terms during in-class quizzes.
- Relate key words and concepts to other media such as television, advertising, music, etc.
Develop an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Participate in group discussions about course readings and topics.
- Compose response papers relating to the assigned readings, guest speakers, and videoi. supplements.
- Write a final research paper.
Develop a critical perspective and unique voice as a citizen in a democratic society.
- Identify their social location within the complex web of social relationships that describe society.
- Compare opinions with authors, presenters, critics and other students in the class in a
- respectful manner.
- Investigate local social services agencies in the community.
- Select a topic and lead discussion for one class period.