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WGST 112

Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

This course is a social science perspective of women in psychological, sociological, historical, anthropological, economic, and political contexts; changing roles, images, and institutions will be examined. The course is an interdisciplinary overview of women’s and gender studies that focuses on historical, cultural, contemporary, and critical perspectives surrounding gender norms, expectations, images, texts, discourses, bodies, politics, and social institutions with an emphasis on social change.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Describe key events in the history of feminist movements in the United
  • Identify the ways in which race, class, gender, and sexuality function in our society as systems of oppression and
  • Develop feminist strategies for creating a more just
  • Examine the importance of feminist concepts and
  • Define vocabulary terms in the field of Women’s
  • Apply important theories and concepts in the field of Women’s

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.

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