Women's Studies 290
WMST 290: Special Topics in Women’s Studies
Prerequisites: WMST 101 or permission of instructor
Credit Hours: (3)
Concentrated study on specific areas in Women’s Studies. May be taken for credit as often as course content varies. Content will be approved by the Women’s Studies Advisory Committee.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
Content will vary. Some possible topics are “ Women in Film,” “Black Women Writers,” “Women, Power, and Leadership,” and “Women, Crime & Violence.”
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
The course will be conducted using lecture and discussion. It may incorporate the use of web resources or an experiential learning component. Emphasis will be placed on student interaction and collaboration.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
1.Students will develop a deeper awareness of women’s historical roles in particular domains.
2. Students will become more sophisticated in their critical analysis of contemporary events in terms of gender.
3. Students will have the opportunity to delve deeply into a particular aspect of women’s lives.
Individual or group research projects leading to written papers or oral presentations or performances, written or oral examinations, dialogue journal on assigned readings, experiential learning project and report, and final synthesis essay.
Other Course Information
When appropriate, this course may be cross-listed with offerings in other departments.
Review and Approval
January 2008 Reviewed by Dr. Moira P. Baker