Event: Introduction to Women’s Studies, Glasgow Women’s Library: 08/09


Introduction to Women’s Studies is delivered by Stow College here at Glasgow Women’s Library at 81 Parnie St. You study in a friendly, women-only space and can also use all of the facilities at the college.

The course offers the chance to move on to further study in Women’s Studies, Social Sciences or Social Care. It could be a route into employment – or just the chance to try something different and meet some new people.

The units this course will cover are:

Sociology- Socialisation
What type of society do we live in? Do you blame the parents—or the media—for the way young people behave? Are there different ‘rules’ for men and women?

Psychology – The Individual in the Social Context
What makes us who we are? Are men and women always going to be different? Are women naturally more caring than men?

History – Immigrants and Exiles
Focusing on the period between the 1830s and the 1930s, we look at who came to Scotland—and who left. Who were the women that fought the Highland Clearances? And what became of them in the New World?

The course is designed for women who have few or no formal qualifications, and there is plenty of help with study skills and communications.

An information session for those who are interested in finding out more and registering for the course will be held: Wednesday 19 August 2009, 1pm to 3pm

The course will then run on a Wednesday afternoon and a Friday starting Wednesday 26 August 2009. No formal qualifications required. No fees if you’re on benefits or a low income – help may also be available with childcare and travel expenses. Study an interesting and unique course in a friendly, supportive environment.

For more information: please call 0141 552 8345 or contact Laura at the Library.


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