SOC-1153 Introduction to Women's Studies - 3.00 credits

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of women's studies through a critical feminist examination of women's embodied lives around the world, with both historical and contemporary examples drawn from a wide variety of cultures. This course will critically examine such issues as violence against women, women and the law, women and globalization, the feminization of poverty, sexuality and gender, family life, reproductive rights, women and religion, and cultural conceptions of body image. The course aims to sharpen students' critical awareness of how gender operates in a variety of institutional and cultural contexts as well as in their own lives, giving them an opportunity to participate meaningfully in social change. Not available for supplemental. Instruction (3.0). Equivalent to: SOC-153.