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DGS 212 - Women Writers

5 Credits
Examines a theme through significant works of women’s literature. Theme varies, but it is always related to at least one of the following: (1) how women have been historically marginalized on the basis of gender as well as culture, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, class or disability; and/or (2) how women have been traditionally underrepresented in the curriculum. Focus is on expressions of identity and resistance to discrimination and stereotyping.


Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve General student body.
Active Date 2010-10-05

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
  • Discussion of cultural, historical, social and political context of women’s writings.
  • Discussion of influences, style, voice, and agency of the works under discussion.
  • Analysis of literature in relation to the theme.

Student Learning Outcomes
Interpret and explore women's writings such as fiction, poetry, drama, or memoir.

Respond to traditional and contemporary assessments of the definition and role of gender in human experience, creativity, and publication.

Analyze the relationships between values of the culture and its literature.

Analyze women's writings individually and in group discussion.

Write effectively about women's works while communicating one's own experience and thinking.

Synthesize important trends in the development of women's literature across time and culture.

Create a variety of types of discourse about women's works.

Consider gender issues from multiple perspectives.

Reflect upon artistic, cultural, and intellectual traditions and contemporary influences in women's literature.

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