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Women’s Studies

WOM ST 10, Introduction to Women’s Studies    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to the study of women and men in society, covering comparative issues of social, political, and economic position in the workplace, family, cultural institutions; historical basis of women’s subordination; the female experience; the male experience; relations between women and men; intersections of ethnicity/race, class and gender; violence against women; cultural images of women and men; social roles of women and men and movements for social change.

3331   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 152   Klein M C

Above section 3331 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

3332   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 153   Manoff R J

Above section 3332 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

WOM ST 30, Women and Popular Culture    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Utilizing feminist theories and feminist analysis, this course examines the relationship between women and popular culture. Students will examine historical and contemporary images and roles of women in popular culture (including print, film, television, music, advertising, and consumerism) and situate these images and roles within changing socio-historical, political, and economic contexts. This course utilizes the lens of feminist theories to critically analyze how popular culture constructs gender and how these constructions become cultural norms and values. The intersection of gender, race, class, and sexual orientation is examined throughout the course and the relationship between popular culture and feminist movements is emphasized.

3333   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 152   Klein M C

WOM ST 88A, Independent Studies in Women’s Studies    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

3334   Arrange-1 Hour    HSS 354   Schultz C K

WOM ST 88B, Independent Studies in Women’s Studies    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

3335   Arrange-2 Hours    HSS 354   Schultz C K

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