Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2020

WMST 202   Intro to Women's Studies
RestrictionsNo 2021 Instr perm req during Drop/Add
Core AreaGlobal Engagements

This survey course examines the roots of and topics within the feminist project and explores how gender is shaped and mutually constituted by bodies, systems and ideologies. Students explore gender from a variety of angles, and in tandem with race, ethnicity, class, religion, sexuality, and other markers of identity. By enrolling in WMST 202, students agree to engage an interdisciplinary and transnational journey that investigates gender as ever-evolving, cultural, sociohistorical, and differentially read and experienced in varying contexts.Students develop vocabulary and tools to speak and think critically about oppression, patriarchy, social change, and common assumptions about the world and people around us.