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WGS 100 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Interdisciplinary survey of gender and feminist issues in contemporary society. Includes theoretical approaches to gender and gender socialization; body, health and intimacy issues; gender and religion; contemporary issues in politics/law, education, work and family.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe theoretical approaches to gender through an interdisciplinary perspective, including world systems and non-Western paradigms.
2. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the concepts of gender in the construction of identity.
3. (Analysis Level) Examine how the intersections of race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality construct and perpetuate structural inequalities.
4. (Analysis Level) Trace the historical and socio-political emergence of feminist critiques of socialization processes, work, family, health, sexuality, education, politics, law, religion and culture.
5. (Comprehension Level) Describe and explain the historical development of feminism and gender identities in America.
6. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the contemporary participation of women in politics, government, education, religion and work.
7. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast non-Western cultural perspectives on women, gender and feminism with cultural perspectives in the west.
8. (Analysis Level) Examine issues of gender and intimacy in relationship to the norms and mores of courtship, marriage, sex, familial and other intimate relationships.
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