About GSWS 196 E

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Open to Degree and CDE students; Cross listed with HLTH 140 A; Total combined enrollment = 25

Section Description

A holistic exploration of the health needs of women. This course will consider the stereotypical, theoretical, and clinical approaches of care of women in westernized and global culture. As a result of this course, students will develop a heightened sense of awareness of women’s health care issues in society and media. Course Objectives: 1. Articulate the influence of 20th century history on women's health. 2. Critically analyze current media representations of women's health. 3. Critique current literature relating to women's health issues. 4. Analyze political strategies and other forces that have influenced women in the health care system. 5. Analyze the structural barriers affecting women's access to health care, particularly women who are members of marginalized groups. Teaching Strategies; Seminar format, power points, student presentations, discussions, written assignments, visual media, and guest speakers.

Section Expectation

For this 3 credit class, students should expect to work outside of the classroom approximately 4-6 hours each week for the assignment due each week.


Evaluation Methods for the course: Reading reflections 48% Class discussion leader of topic of the week or Global health presentation: 15% Comic illustration on four educational topics OR Public Service Announcement 15% Class Participation 12% Final test on material covered

Course Dates



Lafayette Hall L211 (View Campus Map)


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