Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at CCSU
Expand your education--Empower your voice--Enlarge your mind
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on the experiences of women in society and history. Initially conceived as a method to include women's contributions to knowledge and culture into education, it has evolved into a mature field that draws on feminist theories and scholarship in order to analyze how systems of gender have shaped women's experiences in areas such art, literature, history, the family, science and other dimensions of daily life. As the mission statement of the National Women's Studies Association indicates, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies has as its vision a world free from sexism and racism.
At Central, it is a program that you can select as your
concentration. We offer courses that draw on the resources of many
different traditional departments, and we also offer two "stand alone"
classes: WGSS 200 Introduction to Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and WGSS 400 Feminist
Theory. When you take a course in Women, Gender, & Sexuality
Studies, you will take a
course with some of the best and most dynamic teachers on the Central
campus. Browse our course listings, check out what our faculty are doing.
We also periodically sponsor lectures and events (especially in March, National
Women's History Month) and hold an annual conference in April. Any
questions? Contact the coordinator of the
program; she would be happy to help.
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Coordinator: Dr. Heather Munro Prescott, (860) 832-2809, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Committee on the Concerns of Women and the Ruth
Boyea Women's Center Present Annual Women's History Month Luncheon
Date: Tuesday, March 10. Time: Noon. Location: Alumni Hall
Speaker: Documentary filmmaker Judith Helfand, Professor of Film and Television, New York University
Title: "Don't Shoot the Messenger: Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet"
Tickets for lunch: $20.00, available at Centix in the Student Center. There will also be seats available for those who want to hear the lecture without purchasing lunch.
At 2pm, in Bellin, Dr. Helfand will introduce and screen her latest film, "Everything's Cool," which describes growing concern about global warming in the wake of the most dangerous chasm ever to emerge between scientific understanding and political action. The film is free and open to the public.
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Course List
|Elizabeth Aaronsohn||Teacher Ed|
|Paloma LaPuerta||Modern Languages|
|Kristine Larsen||Physics and Earth Sciences|
|Penelope Lisi||Educational Leadership|
|Angela Morales||Modern Languages|
|Antonia Moran||Political Science|
|Heather Munro Prescott||History|
|Lillian Uribe||Modern Languages|
|Martha Wallach||Modern Languages|