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WMST 220. Introduction to Feminist Theory in Practice. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Explore the broad range of work that lays the intellectual and theoretical groundwork for contemporary feminist theory and politics, while providing student opportunities to experience such work critically through service learning experiences in the community. Prerequisite: WMST 150 or permission of the instructor.

Women’s and Gender Studies (WMST)

http://coursecatalog.bucknell.edu/collegeofartsandsciencescurricula/areasofstudy/womensandgenderstudieswmst/

Women’s and Gender Studies is distinguished by its interdisciplinary nature. The two central goals of Women’s and Gender Studies at Bucknell University are the examination of history, society, science, and culture from feminist theoretical perspectives, and the strengthening of analytical thinking and inquiry through special attention to women’s experiences, the construction of femininity and masculinity, the relations between women and men, and the differential power structures that create these social categories. The major and minor in Women’s and Gender Studies are designed to provide the breadth of exposure, critical perspective, and research tools necessary for understanding the social construction of gender in its relation to race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, and age both in the past and present. The program of study frames questions of gender and feminisms in ways that connect the local to the global and promote an understanding of the relations of power among nations and cultural constituencies.