Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
This course is an introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and is described as a social science perspective of women in psychologic, sociological, historical, anthropological, economic, and political contexts; the changing roles, images, and institutions. Topics include: History of Feminist Movement in America, The Early Birth Control Movement, A Framework for Understanding Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality, Working to Create a More Just Society, Sexual Harassment and Violence Against Women, Workplace Inequalities, and Activism, Change and Feminist Futures.
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Note: Carolina Core, VSR
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the key events in the history of feminist movement in the United States.
- Identify the ways in which race, class, gender, and sexuality function in our society as systems of oppression and privilege.
- Develop feminist strategies for creating a more just society.
- Examine the importance of feminist concepts and analysis.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the social construction of gender (femininity and masculinity) and its intersection with race, class, and sexuality.
- Define vocabulary terms in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies.
- Apply important theories and concepts in the field of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies.