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    May 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

WGS 1010 - Foundations of Women’s and Gender Studies


Goals: To introduce students to the interdisciplinary academic field of women’s and gender studies, including an introduction to feminism and feminist theory. It is designed to raise awareness of women’s status and women’s gender diversity; to critically examine academic disciplines and social practices through the lens of feminist theory; to recover past achievements of women and survey the work women now do; to expand personal perspectives; to consider opportunities for social transformation; and to provide a basis for critical evaluation of future learning.

Content: Survey of key concepts and subjects related to women, gender, and feminism in the interdisciplinary field of women’s and gender studies. Provides students with foundational knowledge about how gender intersects with multiple categories, such as race, ethnicity, social class, age, and sexuality.

Taught: Annually

Credits: 4