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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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WOST 102 - Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: Diversity
Power hierarchies that structure gender and sexuality. Investigates how gender intersects with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, age, religion, relevant debates, beliefs, practices, and political struggles.

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary experiences of women in the United States.
  2. Discuss and contrast academic theories related to gender, sexuality and feminism.
  3. Analyze and discuss academic research related to women’s status in political life, the workplace, interpersonal interactions, the economy, kinkeeping, healthcare, and/or the family.
  4. Read and discuss research articles and case studies related to feminism, gender, and sexuality that incorporate views from differently situated women, including multiple races, economic circumstances, nationality status, religions, and sexual orientations. Students will discuss how and why these women’s lives are so different, and examine the impact of social location on shaping self-concept and social identity.
  5. Identify how people’s views and experiences of women, gender, sexuality, and feminism have been affected by their intersectional identities.

Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes

  1. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  2. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  3. analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
  4. recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.

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