ERIC Number: ED227009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Women and Identity.
Coleman, Ann; And Others
An interdisciplinary course on women and identity for college-level women's studies instructors is presented. Materials for the course are taken from myth, psychology, sociology, feminism, art, and other disciplines. It is divided into seven units: sexuality, fertility, work and family, fear and envy, women's networks, individuality, and social change. Students explore the mythical origins of negative sexual stereotypes, lesbianism, bisexuality, heterosexuality, virginity, the cult of the Mother Goddess, new methods and philosophies of birth control, child rearing, and parenting. Work and family topics include the family in the United States, single-headed families, childlessness, and women in the contemporary labor force. Women's networks are discussed from historical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives. The chapter entitled "Women and Social Change" covers participation in social movements throughout history, matriarchy, matrilineality, and new awareness and self. Each unit contains an introduction, lecture outline, discussion topics, reading list, questions, and a bibliography. Appendices include questions on Simone de Beauvoir's theory of reciprocal need oppression, processes in sex role learning, useful statistics, and a course evaluation form. (KC)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Contraception, Family (Sociological Unit), Fear, Females, Feminism, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labor Force, Mythology, Sex Role, Sexuality, Social Change, Social Networks, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Womens Studies
Women's Studies Program, Curriculum Series, University of Michigan, 354 Lorch Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Womens Studies Program.