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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.

1710   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 204   Manoff R J

Above section 1710 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

1711   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   MC 8   Klein M C

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.

1712   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 152   Cueva B M

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