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Unformatted text preview: What is Women’s Studies? Dr. Michele Tracy Berger What is Women’s Studies? Student Business Lecture Goal: By the end of the lecture you should understand what makes women’s studies a unique academic discipline. Creation of Women’s Studies In the U.S., Women’s Studies emerged as the academic arm of the “second wave” feminist social movement during the 1970s Add women into public life, challenge role in society Four Early Goals 1) Redress the exclusion of women’s experiences from the traditional male-defined curriculum 2) To pose interdisciplinary questions and analyses: draws on and critiques the social sciences, arts, humanities, and sciences (historically, excluded from sciences and object of science) Taking methods, knowledge, theories from two sources to create the best answers 3) To be multicultural-because women’s experiences and needs differ by race, age, nationality, class and wealth 4) Stay relevant and connected to activist and political concerns: it addresses inequality from a...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course WMST 101 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08