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2023-2024 General Catalog 
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HSV 135 - Gender Studies

Course Department: Social Sciences
Last Date of Approval: Spring 2022

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of Gender Studies. Drawing on historical perspectives and socio-cultural analysis, this course will consider some of the major issues that have concerned Gender issues and studies including the social construction of gender and the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. We will be concerned with the ways in which these constructions and intersections shape women’s and men’s lives. Our investigation will proceed through reading the work of a diverse group of primarily American feminist scholars, writers, and activists.


Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face and online

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Outcome 1: Differentiate the strengths and historical understanding of gender roles.
Outcome 2: Examine the impact of family, gender, race and class, and intersectionality.
Outcome 3: Determine the need to facilitate progress of women, gender and society.

Course Objectives:
Objective 1: Explain the complexities of gender as they relate to a spectrum of other identity determinants, such as race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality.

Objective 2: Analyze gender-related mechanisms of interpersonal and institutional power and privilege.

Objective 3: Place contemporary issues about women and gender within a larger historical framework and use that perspective to anticipate the future.

Objective 4: Formulate and evaluate strategies for social change.

Objective 5: Articulate the relation of the study of women and gender to your own life and chosen discipline.

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