Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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WMST 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studies


Interdisciplinary approach to the field of women’s studies. Examines the status, roles, contributions, personal and public experiences of women in society, using sources from literature, psychology, history, sociology, biology, political science, philosophy, anthropology, and the arts. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): ENGL 101  or consent of women’s studies program coordinator. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Define and explain terms and concepts of basic feminist theory and ideas.
  • Identify and document several similarities among experiences, issues, concerns, and activism common to women throughout the world.
  • Recognize and identify women’s achievements in a variety of fields, both historically and in our current time; explain the circumstances through which women’s achievements and contributions can be underappreciated and often unattributed.
  • Analyze and explain the dynamics and practices of power structures that can create social, political, cultural, and personal circumstances of dominance and inequality, and how they can be corrected to create more equality among groups and individuals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of activism through which groups and individuals become agents of change and how these elements can be applied in our own communities and lives.
  • Research and analyze in a written essay an issue pertaining to women or gender.

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