University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 04, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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WMST 450 - Feminist Theory and Methods

(3 units) CO10, CO14
Survey of contemporary theory and method in women’s studies. Examines practical and philosophical issues in feminist thought on the construction and significance of gender difference.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 ; CH 201  or CH 202  or CH 203  or CH 212 ; WMST 250 ; Junior or Senior standing.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring - Even Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. critically analyze theories, methods, and representations of gender and feminism from an interdisciplinary perspective.
2. apply feminist theory to the examination of laws, policies, practices, and cultural representations that produce gendered identities in contemporary society.
3. design, develop, and complete appropriate steps to conduct a research project addressing a contemporary problem relating to women, gender, or sexuality.
4. clearly articulate, in writing and orally, how feminist theory and methods help us to make sense of contemporary social conditions and to act in ways that can effect social change.

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