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WST 101 - Introduction to Women's Studies

Description: Focusing on the roles of women in a cross-cultural context, this course introduces the student to the discipline of Women's Studies and serves as a basis for more specialized courses. It treats such issues as women in the family, workplace, and community; images of women in the arts, professions and popular culture; and women's contributions in a variety of fields. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-PLDI, WESH Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

WST 105 - Gender in Popular Culture

Description: Popular culture portrays a range of femininities and masculinities which influence our sense of who we are as men and women. In this course we will look at material from a wide range of gender constructions-in texts; in Hollywood, independent, and foreign films; in television shows and commercials; in cartoons, graphic art and video games; in music videos; and/or on the Internet in social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Using a variety of critical and theoretical approaches, we will examine how pop culture representations of gender reflect social conditions, how they construct social possibilities, and how they change over time. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

WST 110 - The Goddess in World Religions

Description: This course will explore the images of the Goddess in world religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, traditional African religions, and Native American traditions. It will look at both iconography and literary texts to examine how the Goddess as a representation of the Divine affects women's spirituality and the larger culture. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

WST 201 - Women's Issues in Global Context

Prerequisites: WST 101.

Description: This course explores some of the major issues that affect women around the world. It focuses on the global labor force, reproductive rights, gay and lesbian politics, sexual identity, and education in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Students will learn how women's experiences affect law and politics and how local conditions (here and elsewhere) intersect with global concerns and movements. Particular emphasis will be placed on goals and accomplishments of women's grassroots activism in many cultures. SUNY GEN ED-GOWC; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies