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NEW Exam for Sociology 334, Sociology of Women - Version 1
NEW Connected Coloring Scheme: Deborah Hooks' Project
NEW Important Cancer Alert Especially for Women

EXERCISES FOR WOMEN IN SOCIETY:

Narrative Teaching Knowledge and Expectations Economic Responsibility for Children
Constructivism and Therapy Ways of Knowing - The Categories
Grounded Theory and Owning One's Knowing
Higher Education's Willingness to Accept Students' Voice

ANSWERS TO WOMEN IN SOCIETY EXERCISES:

Narrative Teaching Knowledge and Expectations Economic Responsibility for Children
Constructivism and Therapy Ways of Knowing - The Categories
Grounded Theory and Owning One's Knowing
Higher Education's Willingness to Accept Students' Voice



Post-Exam Sociology of Women Exercises :

A Black Feminist Critique of the Clinton Affair
"Take It Apart and Put it Back Together Sideways" Knowing

Plausible Answers to Post-Exam Sociology of Women Exercises :

A Black Feminist Critique of the Clinton Affair
"Take It Apart and Put it Back Together Sideways" Knowing

LINKS TO SPECIAL SITES

womensnet highlights
womensnet
Photography as Sociological Method
Photographic Essay on Women of Afghanistan External Site

LINKS TO WOMEN'S SITES

Womyn's Center - Why the Y?"
GirlSite Link to "Different Minds"
WWWomen's WebRing
Ecofeminism at the Univ. of North Texas - good hard copy reading list
College of Charleston - some good links with annotation
The University of Maryland's Women's Studies Database - Check out "Gender Issues"
Update on the Glass Ceiling Report - University of Maryland Database
The Feminist Majority -Source of material on Afghanistan
Bowling Green State Universtiy - Collection of Web Resources - Very helpful.
A Little Gem on Whether or Not Women Should "Do" Theory!!!
- from the English Server at Carnegie Mellon! To BE Continued - With lots, lots more.
Will accept suggestions. jeanne

LINKS TO SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS

NCTC Site Healing Woman Site
Parents and Friends of ISA Survivor Organization



SYLLABUS FOR SOCIOLOGY OF WOMEN:

Syllabus for Sociology of Women



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Sociology of Women Syllabus - Fall 1998

Sociology 334-01
Jeanne Curran, Ph.D., Esq.
M-W 2:30-3:45 p.m., SBS D 225
Fall 1998

Course Objective: To review the literature of women from both the critical and the connservative perspectives. To establish some format for definitions of feminism, for feminist methodology, and to review a broad rage of recent studies.

Course Teaching Style: We use narrative teaching, which emphasizes interaction in learning. Narrative teaching means:

  1. Taking the time to tell the stories of our lives as they affect and are affected by what we are learning, in this case, gender.
  2. Listening to the stories of other lives , and sometimes, other peoples, (men, too) and the effects that what we are learning has on them.
  3. Drawing conclusions that take into consideration the context and the situatedness of the story.
  4. Remembering that other stories may be entirely different from ours, and that ultimately our stories are all interdependent.
  5. Recognizing that our conclusions will be different one from the other, as are our belief systems, and the stories of our lives that reflect those beliefs. And remembering that we often assume that all our stories are the same. (Wicked little unstated assumptions.)
  6. In some theories we say that reality is socially and culturally defined, and that may be so, according to your beliefs. Or it may be that you have other beliefs, based on other experiences in your life. Our stories still interdependently define the social responses and the social relationships of our everyday lives against the background of whatever reality there is, according to your beliefs.
  7. Narrative teaching simply sets our learning within a framework that encourages telling and listening to narrative in good faith, the better to hear the validity claims behind those narratives and the better to incorporate our learning into our lives.

Course Requirements: