|GEND 090 Introduction to Gender Studies||3 hours|
Choose courses (from at least two different departments) from the list of Electives under the Gender Studies major. Additional courses and appropriate selected topics courses may be included in the minor with the approval of the Gender Studies Coordinator.
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.