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Course Descriptions


WST 201: Introduction to Women’s Studies

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better

An intensive and critical examination of the nature and function of women in society from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course may concentrate on specific disciplinary approaches to issues critical to women. Areas such as historical examination of the construction of women in society, feminist political philosophy, women in the arts, literature, science, law, medicine and the family may be covered. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

WST 296: Special Topics in Women’s Studies

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better

This is an advanced course which explores a theme or problem area in the field of women’s studies. The course will examine themes and topics of contemporary and historical interest in the study of women and their contributions across the disciplines and in the culture at large. Possible topic areas include Issues in Women’s Health; Women and Religion; Gender and Science; Women and Work; Cultural Expression of Gender; Women in the Third World; History of Women in America; Women and the Media; History of the Women’s Movement; Gender and Civil Rights Legislation; Gender and Language; Women in the Arts. Readings will center on current research in the study of gender and may represent a variety of methodologies and disciplines. Because topics and research studied will change each semester, WST 296 may be repeated for a total of six credits. 1-3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.