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ENGL150 syllabus


Spring 2022 WGSS481

Feminist Theory


Learning Outcomes and Assessment for This Course.

Student Learning Outcomes: The purpose of this class is to prepare students to analyze social systems, cultural products, and events from a scholarly feminist perspective. By the end of the class students should be able to write an essay that interprets a written text or a visual text (film or television program/series) or a social or cultural event from a feminist perspective.

This course is linked to WSU's Seven Learning Goals of the Baccalaureate.

Diversity:

At the end of this course, students should be able to: Understand key differences between the histories, practices, and belief systems underlying various feminist approaches to analyzing culture and society, recognizing intersectionality.

Course topics that address these learning outcomes are: Assigned readings, class discussions.

This outcome will be evaluated primarily by: Assigned essays and participation in class discussions.

Communication:

At the end of this course, students should be able to: Interpret cultural products, and events in the context of concepts of the gender identities that inform them.

Course topics that address these learning outcomes are: In-class discussions of writing about literature; A Short Guide to Analyzing Texts.

This outcome will be evaluated primarily by: Assigned essays and anticipation in class discussions.

Information Literacy:

At the end of this course, students should be able to: Determine the extent and type of information needed. Assess credibility and applicability of information sources. Use sources ethically and effectively.

Course topics that address these learning outcomes are: Contextualizing essays and discussions of them.

This outcome will be evaluated primarily by: Assigned essays and anticipation in class discussions.


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