WMST 101 - aug 26 what is women's studies

WMST 101 - aug 26 what is women's studies - What is Womens...

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Unformatted text preview: What is Womens Studies? Dr. Michele Tracy Berger What is Womens Studies? Student Business Lecture Goal: By the end of the lecture you should understand what makes womens studies a unique academic discipline. Creation of Womens Studies In the U.S., Womens 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 womens 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 womens 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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