Integrated Studies: Women In History and Literature
Integrated Studies is an interdisciplinary and introductory course that explores women's issues through focused literature, historical, and mass media studies. This one semester elective is open to students in grades 10-12. Students will approach complicated ideas through group dialogue and explore concepts of identity, the nature of power, how we can learn from women and the past, and examine what causes social change. A wide variety of materials will facilitate learning, including readings, documentaries, primary source collections, music, and guest speakers. This course aims to build confidence, empower students to be civically engaged and will foster deep critical thinking skills, reflection and self-awareness. Additionally, students will gain an understanding and appreciation for the perspectives of diverse groups, strengthen their leadership skills, and expand their world views for a 21st century global society.