- For Fall 2016, Prof. Jennifer Logue’s WMST 200 (required for all WMST minors) still has space available. Here is her course description:
Over the course of this semester, we will explore feminism(s) from a number of different perspectives, focusing on the history of the women’s movement, key components of feminist theory, contemporary feminist issues, and the role of activism in American culture. We will find ourselves regularly revisiting a number of larger questions: What is at stake in the nature vs. nurture debate? How are taken for granted categories like, “normal,” “natural,” “woman,” “masculine,” and “feminine” invested with power? How are these categories represented in popular culture, educational, and other social institutions? How can we define various modes of feminism? How has feminist thought and practice shaped society over time and how is feminism evolving to respond to the concerns of twenty-first century men and women?
- Women’s Studies Minors and “Friends of Women’s Studies” (anyone who is taking a WMST course, who is interested in feminist issues, or just wants to receive updates on the program), please sign up for our list-serv. We promise not to to overload your inbox, and we’ll send invitations to events, announcements, and other good information to the email address you provide. Follow this link to get started: https://lists.siue.edu/listinfo/wmst_minors_and_friends
Welcome to the SIUE Women’s Studies Page!
The goal of our program is to invite students to inquire critically into the beliefs, attitudes, and values surrounding gender and sexualities. Women’s Studies courses focus on the often under-represented contributions of women to literature, art, history, science, and social sciences, but, as importantly, WMST classes also ask students to think about structures of power that inform our political and cultural landscapes and, ultimately, to challenge expectations that impede social justice. Such work also involves considerations of masculinity, gender more generally, and of sexuality as well as issues of race, class, and other intersecting concerns .
We’d love to have your participate in our program in any number of ways. You can take a Women’s Studies course; read our blog (linked above); attend one of the regular lectures or events we host on campus; join the student group, Making Waves; declare a minor; or simply look through our website for information about feminist scholarship and activism. Feel free to stop by the Women’s Studies Office (Peck 3407) for more information, formal mentoring, or just a cup of coffee. If we aren’t there, you can reach the Director of the Women’s Studies program, Professor Alison Reiheld, at email@example.com to set up a convenient meeting time for coffee or a chat. Also, please be sure to be join our group on Facebook, “SIUE Women’s Studies Program,” to receive information about events and to join the conversation about current issues. We also occasionally tweet at https://twitter.com/wmstsiue.
The image used on our website is a detail of Carrie Moyer’s painting “The Stone Age” from the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art housed at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York. We’ve got a link to their website on our “Links We Like” Page.