Course Schedule

Spring 2017

Women and Spirituality: The Feminine DivineĀ (WGS 373/REL 373)
Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM

This course focuses on the intersections of feminism and spirituality, examines the experiences of women in a variety of spiritual traditions, and examines how worldview is shaped by historical context. The question of how feminists connect to, critique, transform, and remember spiritual experiences will be considered. The course explores several aspects of spirituality including language, ritual, and creativity; it also considers what happens when feminists alter, shape, retell and interpret rituals and traditions.

Women’s Leadership and Social Change (WGS 496)
Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 6:50 PM

In this WGS/WILL capstone seminar course, students will experience the interfaces between empirical knowledge and social policies through selecting, organizing, and implementing a class activism project. In this culminating course of the WGS/WILL program students will expand and enhance their leadership skills using acquired strategies and tactics to influence social, political, or economic change.

Fall 2017

Global Women Writers (WGS 397/LIT 316)
Mondays and Thursdays
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM
2:00 PM – 3:20 PM

This course examines the literary expression of global women writers as a means of interrogating the roles of women in indigenous and post-colonial cultures. We will explore the texts through feminist and post-colonial theory, considering the ways in which these authors both examine and write from the space of situated knowledge including: borderlands, border dwellers, and exile . We will consider the ways in which these writers and their texts resist and/or adapt to canonical western literary forms. This course will explore issues of identity, subjectivity, subject formation and agency. We will also address issues of: gender, sex, race, class, and power in an increasingly globalized world.

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