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Women's Studies Class Catalog

Last update: 2011-12 Online Class Catalog 8/24/11
 
 
 
WOM ST 8
Women’s Studies Leadership Practicum
3 units
Prerequisite: None.
This course is an application of feminist theories and wom­en’s studies pedagogy to leadership development. Utilizing the methods and tools found in the interdisciplinary field of women’s studies, the course is rooted in theoretically-based and thoughtfully-organized individual and collective action through leadership training, group activities, service-learning, and networking opportunities both on and off campus. While emphasizing the importance of praxis-connecting theory and practice students will develop an understanding of a broad range of women’s experiences across class, racial/ethnic, and international lines. Students will initiate, design, and imple­ment a “field project” of their choosing that incorporates and demonstrates an application of what is being learned in the classroom. Specific course content fluctuates based on indi­vidual and group interests, available resources, and community needs.
Transfer: CSU
WOM ST 10
Introduction to Women’s Studies
3 units
Prerequisite: None.
Introduction to the study of women and men in society, covering comparative issues of social, political, and economic position in the workplace, family, cultural institutions; histori­cal basis of women’s subordination; the female experience; the male experience; relations between women and men; inter­sections of ethnicity/race, class and gender; violence against women; cultural images of women and men; social roles of women and men and movements for social change.
Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences)
 
WOM ST 20
Women, Feminisms, and Social Movements: A Global Approach
3 units
Prerequisite: None.
This course introduces and utilizes feminist theories to examine salient issues that women confront around the world and the variant movements of resistance and social change spurred by these issues. The course includes an examination of both historical and contemporary women’s activism around the globe, including feminist movements that focus on politi­cal, economic, cultural, and environmental change, as well as an assessment of the impact of globalization on women’s lives. Particular attention may be given to Third World women, poor women, women of color, immigrant women, incarcerated women, women and war, women with disabilities, and queer people.
Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC AREA 4D (Social & Behavioral Sciences)
WOM ST 30
Women, Feminisms, and Social Movements: A Global Approach
 
3 units
Prerequisite: None.
Utilizing feminist theories and feminist analysis, this course examines the relationship between women and popular culture. Students will examine historical and contemporary images and roles of women in popular culture (including print, film, television, music, advertising, and consumerism) and situate these images and roles within changing socio-historical, political, and economic contexts. This course utilizes the lens of feminist theories to critically analyze how popular culture constructs gender and how these constructions become cultural norms and values. The intersection of gender, race, class, and sexual orientation is examined throughout the course and the relationship between popular culture and feminist movements is emphasized.
Transfer: UC, CSU
WOM ST 88A
Women, Feminisms, and Social Movements: A Global Approach
1 unit
Prerequisite: None.
Transfer: CSU
WOM ST 88B
Women, Feminisms, and Social Movements: A Global Approach
 
2 units
Prerequisite: None.
Transfer: CSU