Libby Nutt Williams
WGSX 200 Introduction to Women Studies
As stated in the 2010-2011 college catalog:
This team-taught interdisciplinary class introduces students to the foundational issues, debates, and methodologies of feminist scholarship. Throughout the semester, students will consider both material and theoretical questions relating to the category of “woman,” and to the experiences of women around the world. Through an examination of women’s lives both past and present, the course will explore women’s relationships to such cultural institutions as state, church, and family. We will address topics including the biological and psychological aspects of womanhood; the gendered dynamics of power and oppression; the links among gender, race, and class; and the representation of women in literature, the arts, and popular culture—as well as the effects these representations have on both women and men. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Humanistic Foundations.
To get a sense of what this class might be like, please take the opportunity to look at previous syllabi: