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CODE: HUMN 129 DIVISION: English TITLE: Issues in Women’s Studies DEPARTMENT: Humanities

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will provide students with an exploration of issues, perspectives, methodologies and research in the interdisciplinary, multicultural academic field of Women’s Studies. Through a wide range of readings in the new scholarship on gender, we will explore women’s lives from a variety of social, political and cultural perspectives. Our own lives and experiences are also central to this study, therefore, we will become a community of learners in our quest to understand the complexity of knowledge that is Women’s Studies.

PREREQUISITES: COREQUISITES: CREDITS: LAB HOURS:
3

LECTURE CREDITS:

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LAB CREDITS:

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Specific information and individual instructor’s syllabus are available at the individual instructor’s Brookdale faculty webpage and/or the Women’s Studies Option Web Site: http://ux.brookdalecc.edu/fac/womensstudies/. INTENDED COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES/COURSE GOALS (CORE COMPETENCIES):

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to critically evaluate the cultural construction of gender (Core Competencies: Critical Thinking; Communication; Historical/Societal Analysis) to demonstrate an understanding of the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality (Core Competencies: Critical Thinking; Communication; Historical/Societal Analysis; Community and Workplace) to demonstrate understanding and engagement with the essential questions, debates and methods of Women’s Studies including feminist/womanist perspectives and practices (Core Competencies: Critical Thinking; Communication; Historical/Societal Analysis; Community and Workplace ) to explain and apply a feminist analysis of social institutions such as family, health care, media, religion, legal systems, work and labor, and/or education (Core Competencies: Critical Thinking; Communication; Historical/Societal Analysis; Information Literacy; Technological Literacy)

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Students will be graded on attendance and participation, completion of assigned readings, journals, mid-term exams and final and/or service learning projects. Web-enhanced courses may include threaded discussions and/or other online participation as part of the grading standard for assessment. Distance Education courses will be graded on timely participation on discussion threads, completion of assigned readings, journals, quizzes, mid-term exams and final and/or service learning projects.

DEPARTMENT POLICIES: Women’s Studies at Brookdale is committed to our service to the College community, the stated mission of the College, and Brookdale’s commitment to diversity. As feminist/womanist faculty in an interdisciplinary Option, we seek to collaborate with our students to foster engaging and supportive environments for diversity and student centered learning. The student-centered nature of our courses and classrooms asks students to collaborate through pedagogies which value diversity, as “[v]aluing diversity seeks to identify similarities and connectedness concurrently with promulgating and understanding and respect for the different intellectual traditions and social perspectives among the many diverse groups that comprise our society and the multicultural global community” (“Diversity Commitment”). Students should refer to the specific attendance, participation and assignment policies of their individual instructors. COLLEGE POLICIES: Please refer to the following linked web pages for specific information on these College Policies:

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Academic Integrity Code Student Conduct Code Student Grade Appeal Process

For further information, please refer to the STUDENT HANDBOOK AND BCC CATALOG. NOTIFICATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Brookdale Community College offers reasonable accommodations and/or services to persons with disabilities. Students with disabilities who wish to self-identify must contact the Disabilities Services Office at 732-224-2730 or 732-842-4211 (TTY), provide appropriate documentation of the disability, and request specific accommodations or services. If a student qualifies, reasonable accommodations and/or services, which are appropriate for the college level and are recommended in the documentation, can be approved. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT/LABS:

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The Writing Center - The Writing Center offers additional assistance to improve your writing. A half-hour appointment in the Writing Center assures you of one-on-one time with a learning assistant. They can work with you at any stage of the writing process, whether you've just started a paper or when you've already finished a draft and are ready to revise. You will make an appointment in the Writing Center whenever your The Writing Center is located in Larrison Hall, Room 118. Phone: (732) 224-2941. Writing Center Hours - Monday – Thursday 9:00 - 8:00; Friday 9:00 - 5:00; Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 (No summer Saturday hours) Writing Center assistance is also available at the following extension sites – call for Center hours: Asbury Park (732) 774-3363 Bayshore (732) 224-2725 Long Branch (732) 224-2757 Western Monmouth (732) 224-2713 Writing Center Appointments Writing students must use TutorTrac to schedule and cancel Writing Center appointments. TutorTrac is the Web-based appointment scheduling, tracking, and reporting software used by the Brookdale Community College Writing Centers (Lincroft, Asbury Park, Bayshore, Long Branch, Western Monmouth-Freehold). To schedule or cancel a Writing Center appointment, go online using any Internet browser (Explorer must be version 5.5 or higher) and type in the following Web address to go to the TutorTrac login screen: http://tutortrac.brookdalecc.edu Enter User Name: Your first initial followed by your last name (no spaces, all lowercase). Enter Password: The last 6-digits only of your Brookdale Community College ID number (located on your student ID card and the upper left corner of your class schedule). Detailed TutorTrac instructions are available in the Writing Centers and on the English Department Web page.

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