WMST 200: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

WMST 200-DL1: Intro to Women/Gender Studies
(Spring 2021)


Section Information for Spring 2021

Expect to get up close and personal with the earliest (and fieriest) arguments for women’s rights (aka feminism) in western history. We’ll do some conceptual heavy lifting to get through the foundations of intersectional feminist theory before turning to contemporary problems. Along the way, we’ll read some poetry, watch a few documentaries, analyze articles, and do a little collective marveling at the incredible depth of creativity in feminist scholarship and activism. One of the strengths of this course is its focus on feminisms of color, one weakness is a lack of engagement with sexuality studies. This course will provide a solid foundation for you to pursue studies in feminist philosophy and critical race studies

WMST 200 DL1 is a distance education section.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Interdisciplinary introduction to women’s, gender and sexuality studies, encompassing key concepts in the field, history of women’s movements and women’s studies in America, cross-cultural constructions of gender, and a thematic emphasis on the diversity of women’s experience across class, race, and cultural lines. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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