WS 505 (03) - Survey in Women's Studies


Can be taken by students who are remote.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 12297
In-depth study of topics not covered in regular course offerings. The course explores the breadth and depth of Women's Studies from a historical perspective. In order to understand Women's Studies currently, students look at the historical foundations that contribute social, political, and economic influences on the topics. Barring duplication of topic, may be repeated for credit.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Siobhan Senier

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS G21
Additional Course Details: 


In this course you will study the global climate emergency as an intersectional civil rights issue. You will read and listen to analyses and arguments made by some of the most prominent feminist scientists, policymakers, and writers; you will have a chance to meet local activists who are building resilient, radically inclusive communities centered on climate justice. Climate change, and its attendant environmental and political disasters, disproportionately affect the most marginalized people: women, girls and femmes; agrarian, rural and Indigenous communities; people of color and LGBTQ+ people, especially when and where they are living in poverty. This course will teach you how to research the climate crisis as it unfolds across the globe, day to day; how to evaluate sources and statements you are finding in the news and on social media; and how to articulate your own concerns in a variety of media for different audiences. The climate emergency is a complex, multilayered problem requiring absolutely everyone’s participation in absolutely every conceivable medium. You’ll have many chances this semester to decide where you want to focus your energies: in conventional academic research and writing, in social media communications, in activist community-building, even in art and music.

No exams; papers and projects to be negotiated individually with the instructor.


No required texts; readings will be online.