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Women’s Studies

WOM ST 8, Women’s Studies Leadership Practicum    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is an application of feminist theories and women’s studies pedagogy to leadership development. Utilizing the methods and tools found in the interdisciplinary field of women’s studies, the course is rooted in theoretically-based and thoughtfully-organized individual and collective action through leadership training, group activities, service-learning, and networking opportunities both on and off campus. While emphasizing the importance of praxis-connecting theory and practice students will develop an understanding of a broad range of women’s experiences across class, racial/ethnic, and international lines. Students will initiate, design, and implement a “field project” of their choosing that incorporates and demonstrates an application of what is being learned in the classroom. Specific course content fluctuates based on individual and group interests, available resources, and community needs.

3056   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 150   Klein M C

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.

3057   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 150   Klein M C

Above section 3057 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. Above section 3057 is held during Student Activity Hour. Students wishing to participate in campus activities should enroll in another section.

3058   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 154   Manoff R J

WOM ST 20, Women, Feminisms, and Social Movements: A Global Approach    3 units

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

This course introduces and utilizes feminist theories to examine salient issues that women confront around the world and the variant movements of resistance and social change spurred by these issues. The course includes an examination of both historical and contemporary women’s activism around the globe, including feminist movements that focus on political, economic, cultural, and environmental change, as well as an assessment of the impact of globalization on women’s lives. Particular attention may be given to Third World women, poor women, women of color, immigrant women, incarcerated women, women and war, women with disabilities, and queer people.

3059   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 150   Klein M C

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

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

3060   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.

3061   Arrange-2 Hours    HSS 354   Schultz C K

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