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W S 401: Feminist Theories

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: W S 201 or 3 credits in Women's Studies at the 300 level or above
Current theories of feminism, the feminine and sexual difference. Topics in race, class, sexuality, and ethnicity as they are addressed in diverse feminisms. May include readings in lesbian, Black, postcolonial, psychoanalytic and postmodern thought.

Women's Studies

http://catalog.iastate.edu/collegeofliberalartsandsciences/women_sstudies/

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is cross-disciplinary, offering a minor and major in "Women's Studies". This program provides an opportunity for students to examine gender and women’s roles, contributions, and status in social and cultural context and to investigate a variety of disciplines from feminist perspectives. The field of women's and gender studies creates an understanding that interrelated factors,  e.g., race, ethnicity, class, age, disability, gender identity, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation, inform knowledge of women’s history, culture, and social roles.