The entire point of a WSD course is simple: Learn to do whatever is necessary to keep yourself safe and unharmed.
What is necessary? Safe and unharmed is not merely a physical status, but a mental and emotional one as well. (Many people would argue, fairly successfully, that there is a spiritual component as well.) As such, any list of objectives would include several dimensions of "safety."
In our opinion, a clear, effective women's self-defense course should include the following objectives:
The problem often is that many people do not wish to devote the time necessary to a WSD class to complete the above objectives. Often, the time when a woman decides to take such a class is right after she needed it---which suddenly makes its objectives meaningful, and a priority. (Please think about learning about self-defense as a priority before it is needed!)
So if we don't think it is enough, why do we still teach one-hour seminars? Because it is better than nothing! Learning to keep your eyes open, to stand up for yourself, to move out of bad situations, and to keep yourself safe is important--so we talk about it. A one-hour seminar won't fulfill all of the above objectives, true, yet in that time, we can help people start understanding what makes for effective self-defense--and maybe it will make a difference sometime when it matters.
We'd still prefer that you'd choose to take the Level I WSD course, though.