Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 4, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Education, MS 2611 Chairs: Dottie Bauer (8-2864), Len Fleischer (8-2846) PROPOSAL SPONSORS: Shirley McLoughlin smcloughlin@keene.edu 603-358-2690 Nancy Lory nlory@keene.edu 603-358-2310 TITLE SUMMARY: Women and Education PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: Prefix change EXISTING (OLD) DATA: EDUC 206 WOMEN AND EDUCATION An exploration of women’s quest for equal educational opportunities as students and teachers. Historical and current issues are analyzed. Biographies, literature, and texts are researched. Spring PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: IIEDUC 306 Women and Education (4 credits) PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE: An exploration of schooling and its relationship to culture and society, focusing on women’s role in education as both students and educators. Uses a historical, sociological, and feminist lens in examination of women’s struggle for equality in education with parallels drawn to struggles of other subjects of marginalization. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP including ITW 101 & IQL 101. Spring COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to: 1.) Deconstruct traditional paradigms of historical research concerning women and education and understand the implications of these paradigms. 2.) Identify legislative and judicial actions which have impacted on the role of women and other marginalized groups as students and educators. 3.) Utilize feminist theory to deepen understanding of historical and current oppression of women in education. 4.) Evaluate traditional and non-traditional classroom climates and their impact on the education of women. 5.) Identify the roles resistance, resilience, and courage play(ed) in effecting change in the experiences of women and other marginalized groups in schools. 6.) Examine the multiple experiences of women from marginalized groups within our society, and develop a deeper understanding of their perspectives. LEARNING OUTCOMES: A. INTERDISCIPLINARY OUTCOMES: 1.) Cross disciplinary boundaries to reveal new patterns and connections that reframe knowledge. 2.) Analyze the assumptions and actions of society from multiple perspectives. B. SKILLS OUTCOMES: 1. Reading: a. Read with an awareness of purpose b. Ask questions that lead to a greater understanding of purpose. c. Select information relevant to purpose. d. Demonstrate an understanding and ability to relate discipline or interdiscipline specific information to theories presented in the course 2. Information Literacy a. Incorporate information into written work and oral presentations b. Properly cite sources c. Develop research (paper or project) using information appropriately C. INTEGRATIVE OUTCOMES 1. Diversity Students will be able to: a. Recognize how differences shape approaches to identity, knowledge, and power. b. Apply diverse perspectives and experiences to develop disciplinary arguments. RATIONALE: We would like to offer this as an interdisciplinary course that is not only geared to women’s studies majors and education majors, but to other undergraduates as well. In deepening our understanding of others’ perspectives, we are better able to function in our increasingly globalized world. This course is designed to expand students’ knowledge of our educational system and its history with regards to the participation of women. The course will evaluate contemporary classroom practices with a true interdisciplinary perspective. This course has existed as an elective in the Women’s Studies program that is offered through the Education Department for many years. By moving the course to the ISP program and offering it at the 300 level, we expand the potential student audience, and support the goals of the ISP program. RESOURCES: This course will be taught by Education faculty once per year by Shirley McLoughlin, Assistant Professor, tenure track, and Nancy Lory, Professor. We continually work with the library to ensure adequate resources. ADVISORY OPINIONS: Department of Women’s Studies—The Chair of the Women’s Studies program has reviewed the proposal and was pleased with it. The Women’s Studies Council has been introduced to the course at their last meeting, and Dr. McLoughlin will be working with them in the near future regarding any further clarification they might request.


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Keene State College