WGST 205 - Women in Business [GEUS]
Social and business conditions that support the entry of women to executive positions in business; career opportunities at the professional and executive levels of business.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation
Cross-Listed with BMMT 205
Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing
This course fulfills the requirement for General Education in the area of Perspectives of a Diverse World- U.S. Diversity , as it reviews the role of women in business from the perspective of the individual and the manager. It traces the development of women’s roles in the workforce starting with the dramatic influx of women in manufacturing during World War II. Then it looks at the changing social and business conditions from the 1960’s through today that has added to the growing numbers of women workers. Laws enacted to eliminate gender discrimination in employment are reviewed, as well as legislation only applicable to women (such as with pregnancy). This course also examines masculine, feminine and androgynous management and leadership styles, and the unique work challenges faced by women of color. The challenges of global job assignments are reviewed, particularly as they relate to women in children, Lastly, the course introduces students to organizations that provide support for women pursuing business careers.
Equivalent Courses BEDU 205, BMMT 205, WMST 205
Updates Equivalent courses added 11/2017; Approved for GEUS 5/2013, effective Winter 2014
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