WMST 100: Introduction to Women's Studies
Tues & Thurs: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., HC 422
Women’s Studies focuses on women’s experiences across cultures. It begins with a look at the history of the women’s movement which provides a foundation for how and when women gained political strength and empowerment. The course embraces women across cultures because women’s experiences are shaped by their positions socio-economically. Women’s experiences across culture may vary with regard to ethnicity, age, roles, sexual orientation and age. Students bring their own perspective to class discussion through reading about issues and responding to issues through written assignments and class discussion.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENGL 101/101A or consent of women's studies program coordinator. This course is three credit hours.
SOCY 105: Social Problems & Issues
Tues & Thurs, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., HC 422
The purpose of the course is to learn about “social problems” and “issues” that exemplify thoughts, words and practices of inequality, injustice and inequity both locally and globally so that solutions to such problems can be discussed and analyzed. This course will offer an introductory analysis of social problems that are rooted in various issues, including (but not limited to) social and economic inequality, injustice, urbanization, crime, demographic change, violence, and environmental issues. Sociological theories and research are also used to examine the impact of globalization, culture, social institutions, ideology, social policy, and social movements on various societal issues. Special emphasis will be made in understanding the parallels between theory and practice in examining social interaction, cultural diversity, social structure, and issues relevant to domestic and global affairs particularly with regard to critical thinking and social change.
Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. This course is three credit hours.