In this course, we will explore the links between the theories and practices of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies through a combination of research and direct community engagement. Course readings will focus on the ways that poverty and violence, along with race and gender expectations, shape the lives of women. A required community service project for this course asks students to examine the relationship between the course readings and the lives of actual women in St. Louis. Over the course of the semester, students will design and execute programming for women at a local community agency. This is a writing intensive course. IMPORTANT NOTE: this service-learning class means it combines classroom learning with outside work at a community organization. In addition to regular class time, there is a service requirement, wich will necessitate an additional 4-5 hours a week. Moreover, there is a required all-day service training on a Saturday for this course. If you cannot commit to these out-of-class obligations, which are required to pass the course, do not register for the class. Prereq: Intro to Women and Gender Studies or Intro to Sexuality Studies and Violence Against Women: Current Issues and Responses (L77 393) or by permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: EN SAS SSCAS SD IAS WI IAS SC
Section 01Service Learning: Projects in Domestic Violence
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