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    May 18, 2024  
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DIVST 200 - Introduction to Women’s Studies:CD



5.0 Credits
Introduction to interdisciplinary methods and concepts related to women’s studies. This course explores political, historical, and cultural constructions of gender, race, class, and sexuality. Topics include women’s histories, intersections of identity, family, work, body politics, health, violence and protection, oppression, empowerment, and resistance.
Prerequisite Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.
Dual Listed as WOMEN 200

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply key concepts and theories from the field of women’s studies to a broad spectrum of historical, political, international, and social issues.
  2. Reason and think critically about gender relations and women’s positions from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives.
  3. Analyze and explore relationships between sociopolitical institutions and individual experience.
  4. Explore overlapping meanings and constructions of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
  5. Compare and contextualize the histories, stories, and current situations of different groups of women by race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and physical ability.
  6. Examine the ways that intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender shape life experience and identity formation.
  7. Conduct participant observation and service-learning projects with local community partners, and reflect on the value of active, engaged learning.
  8. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to women’s positions and experiences.



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