• Women's Studies

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    Women's Studies
    MS-B1805
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    651-523-2091

    Kristin Mapel Bloomberg
    Program Chair
    651-523-2091
    kbloomberg@hamline.edu 



     

  • A Women's Studies student reading at the library

    Women's Studies Courses at Hamline

     

    WSTD 1010 - Foundations of Women’s Studies

    Goals: This multidisciplinary course is designed to raise awareness of women’s status and women’s diversity; to critically examine disciplines and social practices through the lens of feminist theory; to recover past achievements of women and survey the work women now do; to expand perspectives; and to provide a basis for critical evaluation of future learning.

    Content: An overview of women’s status in contemporary and historical periods, various disciplines’ theories about women, and women as agents of social transformation.

    Taught: Annually.

    Credits: 4 credits

    WSTD 1500 - Topics in Women’s Studies

    Goals: to provide introductory study of one or more subject areas relating to women’s studies.

    Content: Focus varies. A student may register for this course more than once for different topics. Topics have included courses such as “Women and Popular Culture.”

    Credits: 4 credits

    WSTD 3500 - Topics in Women’s Studies

    Goals: To study in depth one or more subject areas relating to women’s studies.

    Content: Focus varies. Previous topics have included courses such as “The Politics of Sisterhood, 1960-1980,” “Women of the Prairies and Plains,” and “Women, Conflict, and Social Change.”

    Prerequisite: WSTD 1010 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

    A student may register for this course more than once for different topics.

    Credits: 4 credits

    WSTD 3750 - Feminist Scholarship in Action

    Goals: Build on foundational knowledge about gender inequality; understand ways specific aspects of women’s lives shape and are shaped by cultural contexts; draw upon feminist theory to identify implications and propose courses of action; recognize and explore connections among disciplinary perspectives on particular aspects of women’s lives.

    Content: This middle-level course closely examines the dynamics of gender inequality through theoretical perspectives drawn from disciplines with a focus on one particular area of inquiry or one specific aspect of women’s lives. Focus of the course varies with instructor. Past topics have included courses such as “Transforming a Rape Culture,” and “History of Women Organizing for Social Change.”

    Taught: Alternate years.

    Prerequisite: WSTD 1010 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

    A student may register for this course more than once for different topics.

    Credits: 4 credits

    WSTD 3850 - Feminist Theory

    Goals: This multidisciplinary course is designed to introduce students to the major areas of feminist theory.

    Content: This course is designed to examine the major areas of feminist theory across the disciplines. Focus may vary, and may include feminist theorists from the fine arts, history, literary studies, philosophy, psychology, the sciences, and sociology.

    Taught: Alternate years.

    Prerequisite: WSTD 1010 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 4 credits

    WSTD 5900 - Senior Seminar

    Goals: To examine significant developments in feminist/womanist theory and to provide a synthesis of what women’s studies majors have learned and an opportunity for them to share their research.

    Content: Student-generated research topics and presentations, with an emphasis on the application of feminist theories.

    Taught: Annually within ACTC.

    Prerequisite: WSTD 1010 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 4 credits

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