Introduction to Women's Studies

Fall 2010



This course is mapped chronologically and divided into three parts.  In part one, “Understanding the Past,” we will consider the historical context of women’s social and political mobilizations, study core documents of these movements, and identify major themes generated from these writings.  Part two, “Thinking the Contemporary,” emphasizes more recent frames of thought for understanding women’s societal roles and relations, and also investigates selected topics.  Part three, “Imagining the Future,” is devoted to an exploration of feminist utopian literature and raises questions regarding what gender ideals have to say both about the future and about our present selves.  Throughout this course, the fact of pluralism among women remains central to the wide range of issues and concerns studied.
Course Resources:
See attachments below for course syllabus ("Fall10WSCS").
Click here for information about Binghamton University's Women's Studies Program.
Click here for a list of requirements for the Women's Studies Minor.
Jessica Kyle,
Nov 26, 2010, 8:05 PM