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A supervised, experimental learning opportunity in which the student is assigned to an agency dealing with gender concerns. Students prepare weekly written reports and a summary paper at the close of the semester. All students enrolled in the practicum will meet regularly with the faculty coordinator to discuss their practicum activities and their relevance to gender studies.
Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): GEND 090 Introduction to Gender Studies.
This course serves as an introduction to feminist theory and the study of women's experience from biological, social, political, psychological, and historical perspectives. The students will consider images of women in various media compared to the realities of women's lives. Special attention will be given to the differences in women's and men's lives due to race, class, and ethnicity. Field work addresses the problems women confront in U.S. society such as rape, incest, abuse, poverty, and discrimination.