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WS101 Introduction to Women's Studies
Introduces Women’s Studies, feminism, and the concept of gender. Focuses on the lives and status of women in the U.S. society and explores how social institutions such as family, work, media, education, and health/medicine affect different groups of women. Explores issues of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, size, and ability. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su; CL
4 Credits

WS102 Women of the World
Examines women’s issues in a global context. Compares women’s lives from a cross-cultural perspective. Explores women’s lives within key social institutions. Focuses on human rights, globalization, environmental issues, and global stratification. F
4 Credits