This course is designed to introducee students to Women's Studies as a field of study devoted to topics concerning women, gender, and feminism. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, we will examine the subject of women from such disciplines as psychology, biology, cultural studies, philosophy, history, sociology, and anthropology. We will explore, through a variety of methods, the ways in which gender shapes our perceptions, experiences, and actions in order to facilitate our understanding of the position of women in society around the globe. We will also explore how systems of oppression are interlocking (e.g. race, class, gender, sexuality) and how they shape our attitudes and behaviors.
- Faculty: AMY STRAND