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Your Faculty

Melissa Wehler, Phd

I have BAs in English and Anthropology, MA Literary and Cultural Studies, Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, and a PhD in English. I have 10+ Years of Collegiate Teaching, won 2 Teaching Excellence Awards, and am an Apple Certified Teacher. I have published on Superheroes, the Gothic, Feminism, and Teaching.

I enjoy hiking, weaving, puzzles, gardening, Netflix, reading, writing, crafting, baking, and mediating. I live with my husband, my son, and two angry chihuahuas. 


our Course



This 3-credit course fulfills a general education humanities requirement. The prerequisite course is ENG102. There is no textbook for course since all materials are provided by the professors. The course meets online through our course site in Blackboard. 

Our Learning Goals

Create a working definition and argument regarding feminism and its role in contemporary society.

Analyze the impacts of sexuality, race, economics, nationality, and politics on discussions of feminism and feminist theory. 

Define feminism using current and historical theorists.

Identify historical significance of feminism as a movement and the impact of it on American society.

Analyze current debates, theories, and perspectives about the role of feminists and feminist studies.

Our Expectations

  • Provide a rigorous learning environment

  • Arrive to class on time and prepared​

  • Reply to emails within 24 hours (during the week)

  • Return assignments in a timely manner (usually one week)

What you can

expect from Me

What I can

expect from you

  • Arrive to class on time and prepared​

  • Be curious, and courageous

  • Adhere to classroom policies

  • Spend an adequate amount of time on the course

Home Office

Time Expectations

Most of your classes are worth three credits. This generally means that you meet and work with a professor for a total of four hours per week (due to our accelerated 11-week terms) and that you spend at least 8 hours working independently outside of class. In other words, the credit system operates on a one to two ratio: two hours of homework or study performed for every one hour your class meets.

Classroom Expectations

Students are expected to engage respectfully and responsibility with their faculty member, peer, and coursework.  It is the right of every student to have a safe learning environment.  Students engaging in hate speech, bullying, or the like will be asked to leave the classroom under the College’s Student Conduct Policy. 


Participation Expectations

Students are expected to participate in course discussions and provide quality contributions:

  • Provides a unique and interesting insight into the topic

  • Offers relevant examples and analyses for the topic

  • Adds to the conversation / analysis on the topic

  • Demonstrates logical connections between insight and topic

  • Connects with other comments, course materials, or class examples

  • Refrains from subjective opinions unless these are qualified (I think, I feel, I believe)

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