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GWS 100 General Womens Studies

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    Feb 16, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course opened my eyes to how women and men are objectified through the media. It helped me see that oppression still exists in our world today.

    Course highlights:

    In gender women's studies we cannot discuss women without discussing men. The way women and men are portrayed in the media has a lot to do with a term known as "rape culture". It is through rape that the victims of rape are the ones blamed for it. Whether it be what he/she is wearing or how he/she is acting, the victim is made to feel as if he/she is to blame. The media promotes this way of looking at rape through the way women and men are objectified. Media sources like magazines put women in vulnerable positions while men are seen showing strong bodies. Stereotypes that have been slowly created over the years is one of the various reasons as to why our society has become blind to these gender issues that many experience.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    First, you must set aside time to read for this course. I would take the time to not just read but to fully comprehend what the chapter's message is. If possible find something in your life that relates to what you are reading. This course will make an impact in your life if you put to work the teachings and try to relate them to what you have experienced in life.

    • Fall 2015
    • RICKY MANOFF
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Jan 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because this is a class for any gender and not only focuses on the issues within the woman world but the entire world. It gives you a place of support and confidentiality, as well as providing vital information regarding tactics on how to protect and help heal one another in the most peaceful way. It helps build self esteem and strengthens the voice you have always had in order to state your worth as a human being.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course was the many supporting people you grow to trust and that are more than willing to help in any situation. As well as the feeling of unity, comradery, and compassion that is gained through out this course. From this course i learned to not judge based of what you see no matter the situation because there is always a reason for why someone is in the situation they are in or doing the things that they do. Which commonly stems from one's childhood, therefore train the initial mind to attempt to understand instead of immediately bashing, belittling, bullying.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Advice i would give to students considering this course would be to take full advantage of the sources provided through this class, as well as the opportunity to be open and honest releasing a great deal of the world stress and problems that is placed on all of us, weighing your happiness down. Lastly i strongly recommend doing the readings being that you will not be able to connect and really be apart of the class due to the fact that, that is where the content and examples in order to gain a better understanding lie.

    • Fall 2016
    • Marie Cartier
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Great Discussions
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    Nov 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I found this class very interesting, as well as insightful. It helped to draw connections to our current society, brought light to issues I didn't even knew existed, as well as gave me a glimpse of other people's perspectives.

    Course highlights:

    I really enjoyed the readings; unlike most required class readings, they weren't dense or boring. They were very easy to understand and get into. I found them very interesting, and applicable to our current society.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Invest in a planner; the assignments will sneak up on you, and they have a hard deadline, so it is important to keep track of all of them.

    • Fall 2016
    • Heidi Schumacher
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions


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