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History and Themes of the Women’s Movement

Course Prefix: 
WS
Course Number: 
301
Course Credits: 
3

A course aimed at exploring how women have shaped and are shaping their own lives and the world. It begins with a discussion of how gender expectations and roles are constructed by a society, and how these affect all women and men in that society. Students then consider the roles of women and men in Western culture from Paleolithic times to the present. The course includes other themes and issues relevant to students and to significant current events. Teaching is marked by collaboration, a key element in feminist methodology.