ERIC Number: ED420284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
From the Catbird Seat. A History of Women's Studies at Humboldt State University, 1971-1996.
Corbett, Kathryn L.; Preston, Kathleen
This 25-year history of the women's studies program at Humboldt State University (California) is based on two surveys completed by former and current program leaders (n=10), faculty members (n=18), and students (n=201), as well as on the authors' personal recollections. After an introductory chapter, individual chapters address the following topics: (1) origins of the program; (2) the academic program, including courses, structure, and definitions; (3) the faculty, from the original nine program founders through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; (4) the students, and changes through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; (5) program leadership and the changing role of the Women's Studies program leader; (6) women's studies beyond the classroom; and (7) issues and trends, such as women's studies as a program or a department, women's studies as a discipline, tokenism, course selection, cross-listing of courses, teaching diversity, and the women's center. A concluding chapter offers final thoughts of the two authors. Attached are a timeline and an appendix which includes titles of women's studies courses, names of instructors and program leaders, the survey questions, a curriculum analysis (by George A. Corbett), a summary of women's studies classes by term and year, and a complete roster of women's studies and related classes. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Program Development, State Universities, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Humboldt State Univ., Arcata, CA.