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HSV 135 - Women’s Issues

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course explores selected concerns that women are likely to bring into a counseling situation. Topics include sex roles, gender and socialization, and their impact on women’s lives.
Competencies
  1. Explain the definition and history of American feminism
    1. Correctly define the word ?feminist?.
    2. Identify the American Women?s Rights Movement and achievements of this movement
    3. Identify gender inequities that still exist in America today
    4. Identify the definition of and need for gender-specific services
  2. Explain some of the gender specific issues and problems women face in our society because of loss of a child
    1. Identify issues of death of a child
    2. Identify issues of infertility
    3. Identify issues of giving a child up for adoption
    4. Perceive some of the feelings which a woman may experience about loss of a child
    5. Describe some of the resources available to serve people who have lost a child
    6. Recognize one’s own feelings about the loss of a child
  3. Explain some of the gender specific issues and problems women face in our society because of abuse
    1. Identify issues of domestic abuse
    2. Identify issues of sexual abuse
    3. Perceive some of the feelings which a woman may experience about abuse
    4. Describe some of the resources available to serve people who have experienced abuse
    5. Recognize one’s own feelings about abuse
  4. Explain some of the gender specific issues and problems women face in our society because of relationships.
    1. Identify issues of divorce and it?s impact on women and girls
    2. Identify issues of lesbians
    3. Identify issues of traditional wife/mother vs. career roles
    4. Identify issues of grief
    5. Identify issues of young mothers
    6. Identify issues of relational aggression among girls
    7. Perceive some of the feelings which a woman may experience because of relationship issues
    8. Describe some of the resources available to serve people who have relationship issues
    9. Recognize one’s own feelings about these relationship issues
  5. Explain some of the gender specific issues and problems women face in our society because of health and mental health issues
    1. Identify issues of addictions
    2. Identify issues of disabilities
    3. Identify issues of abortion
    4. Identify issues of childbirth
    5. Identify issues of women who work in the medical field
    6. Perceive some of the feelings which a woman may experience because of health issues
    7. Describe some of the resources available to serve people who have health and mental health issues
    8. Identify and define issues of snare and guild and how women are impacted by them
    9. Recognize one’s own feelings about these health issues
  6. Explain some of the gender specific issues and problems women face in our society because of poverty
    1. Identify issues of poverty
    2. Perceive some of the feelings which a woman may experience because of poverty
    3. Describe some of the resources available to serve people who are poor
    4. Recognize one’s own feelings about persons who are poor
  7. Explain some of the gender specific issues and problems women face in our society because of their employment
    1. Identify issues of employment of minority women
    2. Identify issues of sexual harassment and discrimination
    3. Perceive some of the feelings which a woman may experience because of her treatment in the workplace
    4. Describe some of the resources available to serve people who experienced issues in the workplace
    5. Recognize one’s own feelings about working women
  8. Explain some of the issues that impact minority women in America
    1. Correctly define discrimination and racism
    2. Understand the concept of “white privileged”.
    3. Identify issues of minority women in America today
  9. Explain some of the gender specific issues and problems women face in our society because of the criminal justice system
    1. Identify issues of women in prison
    2. Perceive some of the feelings which a woman may experience within the criminal justice system
    3. Describe some of the resources available to serve people who are in or have been in the criminal justice system
    4. Recognize one’s own feelings about women in prison
  10. Demonstrate academic self-discipline
    1. Meet assigned deadlines
    2. Attend class regularly
    3. Participate in class activities and discussions in a meaningful way
  11. Demonstrate logical and analytical thinking
    1. Write class essays using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling
    2. Write essays that answer questions, address issues in a clear and comprehensive manner, are well-organized and distinguish between fact and opinion
    3. Research chosen class project topic and write research papers that are clear, comprehensive, well-organized and distinguished between fact and opinion



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