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Elle says Skidmore gives hope

July 14, 2016

Skidmore students can find or plumb new passions in more than 1,500 courses each semester. Four of them recently made Elle magazine’s list of 63 college courses from around the country that “give us hope for the next generation.”

#14 – “Femininity, Beauty, and the Black Female Body,” taught by sociologist Kristie Ford, investigates “how black women are depicted within U.S. social structures; and how these images have changed over time.”

#26 – “Too Fat? Too Thin? Women and Eating Disorders,” taught by Spanish professor, Latin American Studies director, and cultural cookbook author Viviana Rangil, investigates conflicting attitudes about health, thinness, and obesity and explores eating disorders from a feminist perspective. 

#55 – “Disorderly Women,” in which American studies professor Beck Krefting follows the example of historical women deemed “disorderly” for their social-justice advocacy, incorporates a service-learning component to foster students’ civic engagement.

#61 – “Ecofeminism, Women, and the Environment,” taught by religion and women’s studies scholar Mary Stange, analyses the complex relationship between feminist theory and environmental philosophy and activism, or “ecofeminism.”


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