WGST 200 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
This class introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of women's issues and gender identity in the human experience. Utilizing feminist theoretical analysis, the course will provide a general survey of the role and treatment of women in several interrelated disciplines such as psychology, sociology, history, political science, economics, and literature. The course will include discussion of women's issues dealing with the social construction of gender and the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, and class. The course enables students to critically examine their own social experiences and identify the power relationships and gender roles that shape the lives of women and men.