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WGS 201 – Introduction to Women’s and Gender StudiesSPRING 2020 COURSE SYLLABUSMonday Lecture 1210 LeBaron 2:10-3pmWednesday/Friday recitation sections-see section number for room location*syllabus subject to change at instructor’s discretion*INSTRUCTORSFACULTYRECITATION INSTRUCTORSDr. Alissa StoehrJessica AdamsNancy GebhartCate SwanOffice330 Carver323 Carver323 Carver323 CarverOffice hoursM: 3-5pmT:2-5pmand by appointmentWF: 11am-12pmand by appointmentW: 9-11amand by appointmentT: 2-4pmand by appointmentEmail[email protected][email protected]u[email protected][email protected]Section(s) taughtWGS 201H: 2:10-3pm(2143 Pearson)1: 9-9:50am(294 Carver)2: 10-10:50am(294 Carver)3: 11-11:50am(0008 Carver)4: 12:10-1pm(132 Carver)5: 1:10-2pm(128 Carver)6: 3:10-4pm(118 Carver)COURSE OBJECTIVESThis course provides a broad overview of the issues discussed and methods used in the discipline of Women’s andGender Studies (WGS). Based on an intersectional approach, you will explore the discipline of WGS in itshistorical context as part of the women’s movement.As you will discover in this course, WGS and feminism arenot unilateral structures, but instead are made up of the convergence of varying viewpoints and issues based onwomen’s experiences around the world. WGS draws upon and influences many disciplines, includinganthropology, history, religious studies, philosophy, political science, literary studies, sociology, the naturalsciences, economics, and art.This course reflects the contributions to the field from all of these diverse positions, and includes texts from andabout women of color, women from different economic classes and women from different countries.Althoughevery different group of women identifies their own problems and attempts different solutions to these problems,the field of WGS is committed to breaking down structures of inequality, oppression, and silence for everyone.Each class is tailored around the acquiring and development of specific skills:Monday classes are devoted to lectures that introduce you to core concepts and basic information on theweekly topicsWednesday classes are devoted to critical analysis of specific textbook readings and/or additional articlesFriday classes are devoted to practical activities: writing workshops, watching and debating films, etc.COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMESThrough student-driven discussions, based on your engagement with critical and cultural texts by feministscholars and activists, you will meet the following course learning outcomes:Increase your awareness of women’s history and experiences as half of the world’s populationIntroduce you to feminist concepts and explanations for social inequalityEncourage you to begin to question and understand how family, culture and society shape usEncourage you to understand the gender dynamics of relationships1
WGS 201 – Introduction to Women’s and Gender StudiesSPRING 2020 COURSE SYLLABUSMonday Lecture 1210 LeBaron 2:10-3pmWednesday/Friday recitation sections-see section number for room location

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Term
Fall
Professor
Alyssa Stoher
Tags
Gender Studies, Feminism, Feminist theory

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