Women in Today’s Society
Alternate Tuesdays • 12:30-2 p.m. • Room 9 - Class has been moved to Pine 111
January 17, 31 • February 14, 28 • March 14 • April 4
This women’s studies course will examine topics that involve women nationally and internationally. Topics may include women in politics, women’s health, equal pay for equal work, rape, women and work, women in religion, women in the military, STEM, LGBTQ and how media affects women’s lives. In a safe environment using books, articles, movies, blogs and other informational sources, including the personal stories of participants, we can expect lively discussions. Students will be encouraged to suggest topics of particular interest to themselves. At the end of the course, students will be able to describe the background and the effects of historical and contemporary thinking on present day women’s issues. Students will be able to propose solutions to current social conditions that adversely affect women based on what they have learned. No textbook will be assigned. Instead, the instructor and students will use materials (books, newspaper and magazine articles, movies, blogs, DVDs, etc.) to present and discuss weekly chosen topics.
Instructor/Coordinator: Pauline Merry, Ph.D.