Women’s Studies is a one-semester course that is designed to help you understand the concepts of gender and gender roles, and the social discrimination that exists on the basis of gender. You will learn about the history of feminism and feminist theories. You will also learn about the social and political movements that raised awareness about equal rights for women and other marginalized groups. You will explore the role of media in reinforcing gender stereotypes. This course also looks at the difference in the Western and non-Western ideas of gender, feminism, and activism. The course ends with a discussion on the possible challenges in the path toward creating an equal society.