This course examines the experiences of women through a variety of lenses, including gender, politics, culture, race, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and religion. Through primary and secondary sources, literature, and film, students will consider how women have defined themselves and been defined, how these definitions have evolved, and how they differ from country to country. There will be a considerable amount of time spent studying contemporary issues, looking at problems as well as solutions in the hopes that everyone in the course will feel empowered to enact change. Active participation in class and bi-weekly research-based essays are among the requirements of the course.
Open to: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors