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WS 2300 - Intro to Women's Studies

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The Women's & Gender Studies course WS 2300 "Introduction to Women's Studies" fulfills the Core Curriculum in the area of the Language, Philosophy & Culture 3hr credit requirement. It is also the first class student take toward the Minor.

What is WS 2300 Introduction to Women's Studies?

Course Description: Basic survey of concepts and theories related to the study of women and to the analysis of gender roles. Fulfills Core Humanities requirement.

What are the learning outcomes for a course like WS 2300?

  1. Identify methodologies of historical, literary, philosophical, and/or aesthetic research and recognize their applicability to everyday life.
  2. Develop analytical arguments in written and/or oral forms.
  3. Evaluate events, ideas, and artistic expressions in terms of multiple cultural contexts and value systems.
  4. Demonstrate ways in which the humanities are fundamental to the health and survival of any society.

What is the Core Curriculum?

The Core Curriculum is designed to give all graduating students the opportunity to acquire a general knowledge of study areas that traditionally have been regarded as basic to a university education. This general knowledge base requires study in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, mathematics, humanities, visual and performing arts, and the tools of language and thought. The curriculum complies with 1997 Texas legislation requiring each state-supported institution to establish a “core curriculum…in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, and political, social, and cultural history.”

How does a Lanuage, Philosophy & Culture course impact my education?

The objective of the humanities in a core curriculum is to expand the student's knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behaviors, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Through study in disciplines such as literature and philosophy, students will engage in critical analysis and develop an appreciation of the humanities as fundamental to the health and survival of any society. Students graduating from Texas Tech University should be able to think critically and demonstrate an understanding of the possibility of multiple interpretations, cultural contexts, and values.

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There are *652 women's and gender studies programs at community colleges, colleges, and universities in the U.S.

* Source: NWSA

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