CES 109 Introduction to Women's Studies • 5 Cr.


Examine the ways gender inequality and power shape women?s lives and experiences in the U.S. and globally. Topics may include marriage, motherhood, popular culture, family, education, reproductive rights, sexuality, politics, economic status, current events, and activism.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Critically examine and reflect upon how gender inequality is institutionalized in a global context; 
  • Apply key concepts and feminist theories to a broad spectrum of historical, political, and social issues facing women; 
  • Analyze the ways gender functions in one's everyday experiences and how gender is also impacted by race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and ability; 
  • Investigate the ways in which women are presented in popular culture and media from a global perspective