Women Studies started at the University of Washington in 1970, the year of expansion of the war into Cambodia, the Kent State killings, and national demonstrations. In Washington, 1970 was also the year of the successful campaign for liberal abortion reforms, and at UW the beginning of agitation for university-sponsored child care facilities. Women had grown increasingly aware of the university's discrimination against them in employment and curriculum. Three women initiated the first course. Innocently titled "Women 101," it surveyed the role of women in social history, psychology, literature, art, public media, work, sexuality, race, law. The course helped build interest in additional classes.