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Women’s Studies
Course Code
WOST 1101  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Women's Studies 
Description This class uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine some of the themes, questions and findings of Women's Studies scholarship. You will use readings, films, and class discussion to explore social, psychological, biological, and cultural aspects of women's experiences, ranging from the personal to the public. You will consider cultural notions of women and examine how women's lives have been shaped by gender identities and gender inequality. Finally, focusing on women as a force in social change, you will explore the profound ways in which the personal is political. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
WOST 1120  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Lesbian Culture 
Description This course explores experiences of and theories about lesbians from various cultures in the United States between the late 19th century and the present. You will explore a variety of texts and other media sources to learn about the history, meanings, and representations of relationships between women and to gain a better understanding of lesbian identities and perspectives. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
WOST 1140  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Gender and Culture 
Description This course looks at the relationship between women's and men's bodies and culturally constructed gender roles. You will examine gender differences and cultural expectations in the United States among people of various ethnicities, social classes, and sexualities. You will consider the interrelationship between social concepts of the feminine and the masculine and learn how gender ideologies have impacted the arts and humanities and other aspects of society.  
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
WOST 2200  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title The Female Divine 
Description This course presents the ancient roots of our current cultural views of modern women. Drawing upon goddess traditions from around the world, as well as mythology, literature, and art, you will explore archetypal feminine symbolism in the context of matriarchal and patriarchal value systems. You will explore the symbolic and cultural significance of female divinity and the impact of its loss on all aspects of society, and examine women's roles in contemporary religion and spirituality. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
WOST 2211  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Women's Response to Violence 
Description This course provides an overview of violence against women and of women's creative and community-building responses to that violence. You will explore women's ways of coping with domestic violence, war, stalking, rape, homicide, sexual assault and sexual harassment. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
WOST 2212  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Ecofeminism 
Description This course introduces the philosophies and viewpoints of the global ecofeminism movement and considers various approaches to address the ecological challenges that women face. You will explore the connection between the economic development of the natural world and women's status and roles worldwide. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 10 
Prerequisites  

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.



Course Code
WOST 2213  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Women and Empowerment 
Description This course uses women's creative expressions and experiences to examine the movement from powerlessness to power, both on individual and societal levels. You will learn about a variety of empowerment experiences, from personal narrative to women's movements from around the world, all focused on ways that women find activism, engagement, and strength. You will consider the feminist movement in general and other activism organized by women. You will explore ways that women find their voices, tell their own stories, take control of their lives and gain a sense of their own power. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.



Course Code
WOST 2235  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Women Poets of the World 
Description This course explores the poetic themes, forms, and styles of the major women poets of the world, including English and non-English writers in translation. You will also examine the relationship between language, creative expression and power as they are experienced by women poets around the world. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.



Course Code
WOST 2250  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Women's Human Rights 
Description This course presents a thematic examination of the human rights of girls and women around the world. You will think critically about women's personal, social, legal, political and economic rights, and compare the varying domestic and international settings that can alter the meaning and practicalities of these rights. In addition, you will study the work of organizations and individuals involved in combating women's human rights violations. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.