Elisabeth Arruda

Part Time Lecturer

Women's Studies

508-999-8310

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Liberal Arts 309

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A critical analysis of selected topics or issues in American history which are not otherwise offered in the standard catalogue courses.

A cross-disciplinary course in Women' s Studies and Social Philosophy which examines the concepts and intersections of Gender, Race, and Sexuality. The course examines whether these identities exist as natural "facts" or are socially constructed, while also questioning how we are to understand individuals who do not fit - or refuse to fit - into these categories.

Basic concepts and perspectives in Women's Studies, placing women's experience at the center of interpretation. With focus on women's history and contemporary issues, the course examines women's lives with emphasis on how gender interacts with race, class, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. The central aim is to foster critical reading and thinking about women's lives: how the interlocking systems of oppression, colonialism, racism, sexism, and ethnocentrism shape women's lives; and how women have worked to resist these oppressions. This course satisfies a social science distribution requirement and the general education diversity requirement.

A cross-disciplinary course in Women' s Studies and Social Philosophy which examines the concepts and intersections of Gender, Race, and Sexuality. The course examines whether these identities exist as natural "facts" or are socially constructed, while also questioning how we are to understand individuals who do not fit - or refuse to fit - into these categories.

Overview of the different frameworks within feminist theory: cultural feminism, liberal feminism, Marxist/socialist feminism, radical feminism, womanist feminism/multicultural, French feminism, third wave, and lesbian. These theories will be examined through the work of founders of feminist theory like Adrienne Rich, Simone DeBeauvoir, Robin Morgan, Charlotte Bunch, Audre Lorde, and Betty Friedan, among others. This course fulfills the social science distribution requirement.

Topics will be determined by the faculty member and will therefore vary.

Course examines First and Second Waves of the women's movement in the United States, then turns to Third Wave, term given to feminist movement from 1990 forward. Contributions and future of women's rights and issues in the United States analyzed through 3rd Wave feminist reading, with a particular focus on women of color.

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Online and Continuing Education Courses

Overview of the different frameworks within feminist theory: cultural feminism, liberal feminism, Marxist/socialist feminism, radical feminism, womanist feminism/multicultural, French feminism, third wave, and lesbian. These theories will be examined through the work of founders of feminist theory like Adrienne Rich, Simone DeBeauvoir, Robin Morgan, Charlotte Bunch, Audre Lorde, and Betty Friedan, among others. This course fulfills the social science distribution requirement.
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Topics will be determined by the faculty member and will therefore vary.
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A critical analysis of selected topics or issues in American history which are not otherwise offered in the standard catalogue courses.
Register for this course.

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