Sheryl Cunningham, PhD; Assistant Professor; Department of Communication
This course is an introduction to Women’s Studies, serves as the foundational course for the Women’s Studies minor, and will be of interest to students who wish to explore how gender and sex have shaped and continue to shape the lived experiences of men and women. Women’s Studies, as an academic discipline, is deeply connected to feminist movements in which issues of power and gender identity were and are central. Students taking this course should expect to learn about the history of women’s movements in the United States, theoretical concepts developed by feminist scholars and writers, and contemporary issues in the U.S. as well as around the globe that are the focus of feminist analysis. Such issues will include human trafficking, media representations of gender, gender and leadership and many others. This course is writing intensive.