WS2013 Spring 2008 Syllabus[1]

WS2013 Spring 2008 Syllabus[1] - Women: Images and...

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Women: Images and Perspectives Spring 2008 WS 2013.04/WS 2013.05 Instructor: Dana C. Curtis Office: HDB 307A Office Phone: 940.898.2184 Email: dcc1881@twu.edu Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 and by appointment via face-to-face, online, or telephone meetings Graduate Assistant: Johnny Stein Office: HDB 307L Office Phone: 940.898.2117 Email: prstein@twu.edu Office Hours: Thursday from 12:30-2:30 and by appointment via face-to-face, online, or telephone meetings Course Description : This course is an introduction to multicultural-women's studies using an interdisciplinary approach to explore theories, methods, activism, and themes of inquiry. By means of critical thinking, we will explore the social construction of gender and the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. The term "multicultural," as it refers to the core curriculum, is defined broadly, to include disability, economic status, gender, nationality, ‘race’/ethnicity, region, religion, and sexuality. Although some of the course materials focus on experiences and issues of people living in the United States, the increasingly global nature of our world demands a more holistic and transnational approach to thinking about issues of social justice. Course Goals/Student Learning Outcomes : This course meets the core curriculum requirements for a course in Multicultural-Women's Studies. Through courses within a Women's Studies component of the core curriculum, students who successfully complete this course will: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of culture (the acquired skills, beliefs, perceptions, behaviors, and practices specific groups of people employ) and knowledge of cultural domains: the norms, understandings, concepts of reality, values, and worldviews held by members of specific cultures. 2. Develop basic multicultural understanding, empathy, and communication. 3. Understand the responsibilities of living in a multicultural world. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of some of the ways existing social inequalities develop, function, and change as well as an understanding of possibilities for social change. 5. Understand gender (as culture) in relation to the larger world through examination of the similarities and diversities of women historically and multiculturally. 6. Develop some understanding of the diversity in feminist and/or social-justice theories. 7. Understand and be able to identify some of the intersecting dynamics of disability, economic status, gender, nationality, "race"/ethnicity, region, religion, and sexuality.
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WS 2013 Spring 2008 Finally, this course stratifies a requirement for undergraduate curriculum at Texas Woman’s University and students successfully completing the course will fully demonstrate the following skills: 1. READING: Reading at the college level means the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials -- books, articles, and documents. This course will provide students the opportunity to master both general methods of analyzing printed materials
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WS2013 Spring 2008 Syllabus[1] - Women: Images and...

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