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Approvals Received:

Department
on 10-20-04
by Terri Hawkinson
(hawkints@umn.edu)

Curriculum Committee
on 10-28-04
by Karen Van Horn
(vanhornk@umn.edu)

Approvals Pending:

Curriculum Committee > Campus Assembly > Catalog

Effective Status:

Active

Effective Term:

1053 - Spring 2005

Course:

WOST 4101

Institution:

UMNMO - Morris

Career:

UGRD

College:

MDSS - UMM-Social Sciences, Div of

Department:

249 - UMM-Soc Sciences, Div of-Adm

 

General

Course Title Short:

Feminist Theory

Course Title Long:

Feminist Theory

Max-Min Credits
for Course
:

4.0 to 4.0 credit(s)

Catalog
Description
:

This class will engage students in a critical examination of several influential works participating in the elaboration of feminist theories. Readings and discussions will focus on a series of themes and issues - gender, sexuality, race, class, language, bodies, etc. and how these issues bear upon society.

Additional Course
Information
(for catalog
production):

offered when feasible

Grading Basis:

Stdnt Opt

Honors Course:

No

Delivery Mode(s):

Classroom

Years most
frequently offered
:

Other frequency

Term(s) most
frequently offered
:

Spring

Component 1:

DIS (no final exam)

Auto-Enroll
Course
:

No

Graded
Component
:

DIS

Academic
Progress Units
:

Not allowed to bypass limits.
4.0 credit(s)

Financial Aid
Progress Units
:

Not allowed to bypass limits.
4.0 credit(s)

Repetition of
Course
:

Repetition not allowed.

Course
Prerequisites
for Catalog
:

1101 or 1111 or #

Course
Equivalency
:

No course equivalencies

Consent
Requirement
:

No required consent

Enforced
Prerequisites
:
(course-based or
non-course-based)

No prerequisites

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Proposal Changes:

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History Information:

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Assessment
and Goals
:

Goals: To introduce students to a variety of theoretical approaches developed by feminists to ground their work in many different fields. We will grapple with questions such as, "What is feminism?", "What is theory", and "Why do feminists need theories?". This course will encourage students to think critically about gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.

Assessment: Students will write several short papers and one longer, final paper. There may be a comprehensive final exam.

Rationale for
Changes or
Exceptions
:

FEMINIST THEORIES ARE VITAL TO UNDERSTANDING THE MAJOR ISSUES IN WOMEN'S STUDIES AND WILL BE AN IMPORTANT ADDITION TO OUR CURRICULUM. FEMINIST THEORIES PROVIDE THE KEYS TO UNLOCKING THE WAYS IN WHICH SOCIETY CREATES SPACES FOR WOMEN, DEFINES WHO THEY ARE AND HAS OPPRESSED THEM. THESE THEORIES ALSO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE WAYS OF THINKING AND ACTING, THEREBY SUPPLYING MODELS FOR RESISTING OPPRESSIVE STRUCTURES AND FOR REDEFINING SOCIETY. THIS COURSE RESPONDS TO A REPEATED REQUEST MADE BY WOMEN'S STUDIES MAJORS TO HAVE A FEMINIST THEORY COURSE ON CAMPUS. IN FACT, THE LACK OF THIS TYPE OF COURSE HAS BEEN NEARLY UNANIMOUSLY POINTED OUT AS A DEFICIENCY OF OUR MAJOR IN THE STUDENTS' SENIOR SEMINAR EVALUATIONS OF THE PROGRAM.

 

General Education

Faculty
Sponsor Name
:

Sarah Buchanan

Requirement
this course fulfills
:

HDIV - HDIV Human Diversity

 

Provisional
Approval:

Yes; Date: Oct 26. 2004

Regular
Approval:

Yes; Date: Oct 26. 2004