Using an interdisciplinary gendered perspective, the minor in Women’s Studies helps students study feminist scholarship and methodology as well as develop skills to engage in feminist activism.
This course explores issues related to women and men and work from colonial to contemporary America including relationships of work to ethnicity, class, economic change, political, and social conditions.
This course focuses on the impact and consequences of being female and Hispanic, both in the United States as well as in the Caribbean and Central/South American continent. It examines women's changing role from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as the influence of class, race, and socioeconomic status on the generalized images of Hispanic women in the United States.
The course examines women’s lives and relationships from both structural and personal perspectives. We consider the interplay of race, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and other elements of cultural identity and power in the experience of women, in all its variety. We examine both oppression and the positive responses women have developed to empower themselves. Students explore personal and systematic relationship between and across cultural groups. Student projects synthesize academic and social action components.
This course analyzes contemporary and historical patterns, images, myths, and practices that women draw on to express that which is sacred to them. Students examine the diversity of women’s sociocultural relationships with religion and personal and political dimensions of what they understand as “spirituality,” whether practiced individually or communally.
In this course students analyze ways in which the spiritual and racial identities of women shape their responses to racism. They study their own cultural identity, read and discuss a range of writing about gender, and race, and use historical and contemporary examples to test their ideas and concepts.
This course explores the feminist past, present and future by providing an overview of feminism in the United States in the 20th century. We discuss the historical and social construction of identities; we contextualize current feminism within our current globalized economy; and we examine gender within specific topics such as the body and health, religion and pop culture.
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