Survey #2 Questions! (Please Respond)
I am technically supposed to only ask students at my university about their thoughts, but I thought you folks might like to answer. I know at least two of you are alumnae of the same institution, could respond as well? Perhaps you all feel the same way I do – that the critical thinking skills taught by Women’s Studies departments are crucial in any time of crisis. Maybe you disagree, and that’s okayish too! We’ll find some common ground one way or another
Survey 2 FOCUS: Recently, Republican members of the Georgia legislature have called for Georgia State University to drop courses that focus on sexualities and gender studies on the grounds that such courses are inappropriate and a waste of tax-payers money. At the same time in Florida, the women’s studies program at Florida Atlantic University has been targeted to be cut by the school’s administration. And because of budget cuts, a year ago, University of South Florida had considered dismantling or consolidating its Women’s Studies department before its chair, students, faculty, and staff persons protested such an action. At present, the future of USF’s Women’s Studies Department remains uncertain.
SURVEY 2 QUESTION: Should college and university courses, programs, and/or departments focused on gender, sexuality, women’s studies and/or feminist studies be cut because there are those who consider them “inappropriate”, wasteful, and/or expendable in economic hard times?
Participants should provide the following information IN ADDITION TO RESPONDING TO THE QUESTION ABOVE:
Gender (or sex)__________________________
Economic background (For example, do you come from an economic background that you would consider to be: upper class, middle class, working class, or under class [poor]?) ____________________________
Highest level of education attained_________________________
Response to the questions above ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Your response will be used in a research study on public perception regarding classes in “women’s studies.” The names of ALL participants in this study will remain anonymous. This survey is being conducted in a course called “Men and Sexism,” taught by my professor in the Department of Women’s Studies.