This course covers basic strategies that women can employ to better support other women, while also exploring how and why women often fail to support other women. The course identifies challenges that can arise while engaging in dialogue across differences, failures to listen to the experiences of women of color, and how internalized oppression undermines solidarity among women.
Students will learn to:
- Identify common failures that prevent women from effectively supporting other women.
- Recognize how privilege, power, and internalized oppression hinder connections and solidarity among women.
- Relate skills, strategies, and concepts within feminist theory to practices for how to support other women.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Textbooks and Materials
All materials are supplied within the online course.
Dr. Cori Wong earned a dual-title Ph.D. in Philosophy and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University after graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy from Colorado State University. With a passion for teaching, learning, and approaching education as a practice of freedom, Dr. Wong empowers others to think through everyday life experiences in ways that lend to personal transformation and greater social justice. Committed to engaging diverse audiences on issues of gender, race, class, sexuality, inequity, injustice, and political resistance, Dr. Wong strives to emphasize how critical reflection and genuine dialogue can be as fun and exciting as they are important and challenging.
In addition to supporting campus-wide research, outreach, and advocacy efforts related to women and gender in her roles as Director of the Women and Gender Collaborative and a Special Assistant to the President of CSU, Dr. Wong is an Assistant Professor in CSU’s Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research and teaches Women’s Studies courses on contemporary feminist theory and feminist friendship.