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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.   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

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.

3344   8:00a-9:20a TTh   MC 1   Manoff R J

3345   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 150   Ziff E B

Above section 3345 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.

3346   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 153   Cueva B M

3347   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 150   Cueva B M

WOM ST 30, Women and Popular Culture    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

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.

3348   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 1   Ziff E B

WOM ST 80, Women’s Studies Leadership Practicum    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: Women’s Studies 10 or 20 or 30.   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Formerly Women’s Studies 8.

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. By emphasizing the importance of praxis--connecting theory and practice--students develop an understanding of a broad range of women’s experiences across class, racial/ethnic, and international lines. Students initiate, design, and implement a “field project” of their choosing that demonstrates their understanding of feminist theories and praxis. Specific course content fluctuates based on individual and group interests, available resources, and community needs.

3349   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 153   Cueva B M

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

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

3350   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.

3351   Arrange-2 Hours    HSS 354   Schultz C K

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