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SOC 160 - Introduction to Women’s Studies

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course provides an overview of the field of Women’s Studies to include historical to current work in: research, socialization, education, work, families, diversity and differences, language, culture, politics, laws, religion, and medical/biological issues.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define the major areas of Women’s Studies.
  2. Discuss ethical, legal, medical/biological and religious issues in women’s lives.
  3. Define parameters differentiating males and females in socialization, politics, culture and language.
  4. List and define the characteristics of good work/career settings for women and families.
  5. Discuss educational opportunities and learning styles useful for women.
  6. Discuss legal mandates that promote/hinder women’s development.
  7. Describe the requirements for research in Women’s Studies.
  8. Define diversity and differences regarding women and men’s language usage.
Listed Topics
  1. Major areas of Women’s Studies
  2. Diversity: racial, ethnic, religious, language, gender, physical and mental challenges
  3. Learning and educational opportunities
  4. Characteristics used to evaluate men and women for various careers
  5. Family options for men and women
  6. Legal support and challenges
  7. Socialization differences for boys and girls, women and men
  8. Research methods in women’s studies
  9. Medical and biological issues
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, videos, internet resources, handouts, class project, library resources.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/18/2009

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