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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Women's Studies (WMNST)

WMNST 400 (US;IL) Debates in Contemporary Feminism (3) Consideration of feminist theories of women's experience in transforming understanding, reconceptualizing old problems, raising new ones, and expanding traditional disciplines.

WMNST 400 Feminist Theory (3)

This course focuses on theoretical analyses of gender as major components of contemporary thought. It is designed to help students develop knowledge of critical texts to better analyze women's issues and comprehend the realities of women's lives, past and present. The course will relate analyses of gender to analyses of race, class, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and sexual orientation. The course addresses theoretical issues rooted in an analysis of gender, critiques theories that do not attend to such issues, and investigates the premises and implications of feminist theory. The course will continue to have a prerequisite of WMNST 301: Introduction to Feminist Thought. For the Women's Studies major, WMNST 400 will fall under the heading of Additional Courses, where students will have a choice of this course or WMNST 401: Feminist Perspectives on Research and Teaching. These are our two most general courses at the 400-level. It may also be used to fulfill a US;IL requirement.

General Education: None
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: WMNST 301

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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