WOMST 105 - Introduction to Women's Studies

An interdisciplinary introduction to academic and community-based thinking about women’s lives: (1) how gender inequality in society restricts women’s development, limits their contributions to the dominant culture, and subjects women to systematic violence and (2) strategies with which women can gain power within existing institutions and develop new models of social relations. Particular attention will be paid to issues of race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality.