Semester Hours:3Fall, Spring
An interdisciplinary course that introduces concepts central to women’s studies through the study of a variety of gender-related issues. Students learn about the historical roots of women’s inequality, the impact of changing gender roles on the lives of women and men, and the relationship of gender and sexuality to other forms of human diversity such as race and ethnicity, social class, nationality, and physical ability. This course prepares students for more discipline-specific courses in other departments with special focus on women, as well as for further course work in women’s studies. Students engage course materials both in written assignments and in collaborative discussions of issues and texts.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: [Formerly (IS) Introduction to Women’s Studies.]