The purpose of this course is to explore the lives of women. It will examine topics such as gender roles, language, emotion, motivation, mental health, violence against women, women and work, and development. The course will also, include a special focus on women of different ethnic backgrounds.

Women Supporting Women– this is our theme for this course. Through each topic in class we will explore the many ways that women can support each other rather than contributing to sexism in our society.  Click Continue reading to view a list of guest lecturers and their topics.

Classroom guest lecturers have included:

Sharon Kopyc, LCSW, Director of Clinical and Community Services for The Nest: Center for Women, Children and Families

 Dr. Gayla Thompson, Georgetown Middle School teacher: adoption of girls from China

Dr. Jeannie Gambill: College Instructor of Creative Dramatics and Children’s Theatre: motherhood issues and working from home

Victoria Meyer, RN, BS, Nurse Educator, Central Baptist HealthwoRx: breast cancer

Dr. Lloyd Clark, Director of Counseling Services, Georgetown College: mental health concerns and college women

Karen Sheppard, BASW, LSW, Crisis Counselor: Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center

Brittney Thomas, MPH, Kentucky Regional Director for the Not For Sale Campaign

Professor Alicestyne Adams: social construction of gender and race

Dr. Susan Campbell: body image and women

Dr. Rosemary Allen: experiences as the first female Provost at Georgetown

Drs. Rebecca Powell & Yolanda Carter: race, gender, and politics

Dr. Curtis High: women’s health