August 12, 2010

Fall Women's Studies Classes

Hi everyone. Here is an email I received from Leandra about some amazing women's studies classes this fall. I've taken a class with Meredith and she is one of the best instructors I've ever had the pleasure of learning from. If you are interested in going to grad school for Women's Studies, I think Researching Women & Gender would be a great choice! Please, spread the word amongst your friends.


Hello Girls Studies' students :) I am writing because UCF is offering a couple excellent new courses for Fall you might be interested in. Meredith Tweed, our new Instructor of Women's Studies (an incredible teacher--I highly, highly recommend her), is teaching the following courses (descriptions below). Girls and Leadership is an excellent complement to the Girls Studies' course you recently completed. Please spread the word so students can sign up and we can continue offering diverse classes to WS students at UCF. If you have any questions about either course, contact Meredith Tweed.

WST 4002 Researching Women and Gender, MWF 12:30-1:20
(no class meetings on Fridays--Fridays are module assignments)

“Researching Women and Gender” is a three-credit-hour course that explores feminist and women’s studies scholars and how those scholars conduct research.The class includes a series of guest lecturers from an array of disciplines that will showcase how they go about research pertaining to women and gender. Also, students will conduct their own research projects in their own area of interest in Women's Studies, culminating in a series of class conferences that display student work.
Fridays will be reserved for Library Research Modules.

WST 4021 Girls and Leadership, M 6:00-8:50

This course asks students to look not just at girl’s studies or at leadership development, but specifically to study the ways that leadership, as a discourse, shapes, confines, and constructs girls and the ways that girls speak back to, redefine, and/or are constricted by those discourses. As such, we will begin by placing girls leadership within the context of youth leadership theory and girl's studies.

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