SPRING 1997


27586   WMST 290-01     
Introduction to Women's Studies        
11:00AM-12:15PM        TR      Houston, M.

WMST 290-02     
Introduction to Women's Studies         
2:00PM- 3:15PM        TR      Dietzel, S.
                                                             
This course is an introduction to key concepts, theoretical frameworks, 
and interdisciplinary research in the scholarship on
women.  Its primary focus is on the diverse experiences 
of women in the contemporary U.S.


27589   WMST 388-01     Writing Practicum
 TBA                   TBA     Travis, M.
(Note: Successful Completion Fulfills LAS Writing Requirement; 
Students Must Also Register For 
WMST 399-01.)  

27595  WMST 399-01      Feminist Theories                      
 9:00AM-12:00PM        W       Travis, M.

Students will study the major theoretical perspectives 
such as liberal, radical, psychoanalytic, post-modern and Marxist
feminism to evaluate their ability to describe women's 
subordination, to explain its causes and consequences, and to
prescribe strategies for liberation.   
(Note: Writing Practicum Required.  Prerequisite: WMST 290 
OR Permission of Instructor)

28237 WMST 493-01       
Women and Leaders                       
9:30AM-10:45AM          TR      King, M.
(Seminar)

This course will explore the contexts of leadership and examine 
how those contexts affect women.  Course content will
include the evolution of leadership theory, popular literature 
and research on women's styles of leadership, the effects of
organizational structures and organizational cultures on leadership, 
the development of leadership in individuals, and the
responsibilities of leadership.  Appropriate for all undergraduate 
students.

COURSES APPROVED FOR CROSS-LISTING 28213 COMM 435-01 Gender and The Cinema 11:AM-12:15PM Lopez, A. (Note: Screenings on Mondays 6:00-8:00PM) Explores the position of women in Hollywood and other cinemas by studying the evolution of women's cinema and of feminist film theories from the 1920s to the present. The history of feminist film analysis, focusing on theoretical- sociological, psychoanalytic, semiological underpinnings of feminist critiques of both commercial and independent avant- garde film practices. 28216 COMM 445-01 Communication, Language and Gender 2:00PM- 3:15PM TR Houston, M. Gender, a hitherto peripheral element of communication research has emerged as a pivotal area of inquiry; this course will explain the role that gender plays in the subfield of interpersonal communication. Because the study of gender and language is related to sociolinguistics, the course will also explore the ways in which sociolinguistics has approached relationships between language and gender, including the role of language in reflecting and perpetuating inequities and in reflecting the changing roles of women and men in contemporary society. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on informed debate, not orthodoxy; students' class discussions and projects will be integral to exploring the complex currents which have contributed to debates over the relationships among language, communication, and gender, which include differences in the vocabulary for naming and describing women and men and in men's and women's communication styles. 28645 ENLS 472-01 Feminist Literary Theory Nair, S. An examination of the major projects of feminist literary theory: uncovering or rediscovering women's literature; engaging in feminist re-readings of canonical texts; describing a feminist poetics. Attention to the history of feminist criticism. 28648 ENLS 484-01 Southern Literature Mark, R. 26242 SOCI 606-01 Issues in the Sociology of Gender 1:00PM-3:30PM W Brayfield, A. This course examines research in several areas of the sociology of gender. The overarching topics this semester will include masculinity, pornography debates, racism and gender, and societal gender roles. The latter topic will include analyses of gender identity, face to face interactions, the intersection of work and family, and social movements. Students will be expected to participate in active discussions and to produce original research. (Note: Preference Given to Sociology Majors and Minors; 9 credits of Sociology OR instructor approval required) 19633 ENLS 501-05H Psyche, Society, Cinema 6:00PM- 9:00PM R Rothenberg, M. (Seminar) This seminar addresses the questions "What theories of the role of the unconscious in subject formation best illuminate our understanding of the social construction of subjectivity? How do these theories engage or critique the currently fashionable 'performative' hypothesis? How is cinematic production implicated in subject formation? What particular approaches to these issues are offered by psychoanalytically-based film and gender theory and their critics? What analyses of the role of the unconscious and the construction of subjectivity are available within the medium of film itself?" The course consists of equal parts theoretical exploration and film analysis. Introduction to Literary Theory is a prerequisite for this course. Students are expected to be familiar with basic Freudian Oedipal theory and have a working knowledge of Lacan's "Mirror Stage," the registers of the Symbolic, the Real, and the Imaginary, and Zizek's formulas for ego ideal and ideal ego. Students will be expected to give one oral presentation and write a seminar paper. Prerequisite: ENLS 471 or instructor approval required. 19990 FREN 302-01 French Feminisms 3:30PM- 4:45PM TR Glidden, H. The seminar on French feminist theory and practice has several goals. It attempts to provide a basic vocabulary for the discussion of gender and sexuality. It introduces the philosophical notion of difference, thus encouraging reflection on women as a category of thought. Finally, it explores the peculiarly French approach to feminism, so that a culture in its specificity may be better known. Throughout the course, the richness of feminism as a historical, cultural, and literary movement will be stressed. (Note: Department approval required) 19483 FREN 692-01 Special Topics: Women and Writing in 18th Century France 2:00PM- 3:15PM TR Dobie, M. The goal of this course will be to examine the subject of women and writing in eighteenth century France from three distinct but closely related perspectives. First, we will examine the literary output of some of the many women writers of this period. Next, we will consider men's fictional and non-fictional representations of women who wrote, and their responses, private and public, to specific works and authors. Finally, we will address issues concerning the material circumstances in which literary production by women occurred. Rather than isolating these three approaches, we will take them into account in researching each of the topics outlined on the syllabus, so that we are able to gain a clearer appreciation of the climate in which the texts under consideration were written. HCED 618-0 Gender, Race & Ethnicity in Health Education 1:00PM- 2:40PM R McDonald, M. School of Public Health - Downtown Campus This course is designed to introduce students to the study of gender, race and ethnicity as key factors in the selection, design, implementation and evaluation of health education and promotion efforts. Concepts of gender and racial stereotyping and stratification, acculturation, language barriers, and literacy levels will be addressed, among others. Students will examine these concepts both theoretically and in review of examples from health education practice. Students will learn how to develop culturally sensitive and culturally appropriate health education materials, programs, and campaigns. (Note: To enroll in this course, students must first get approval from the Director of Women's Studies.) HCED 682-01 Maternal and Child Health Education 10:00AM-11:40AM F McDonald, M. School of Public Health - Downtown Campus This course will provide students with an overall framework for conducting health education among women and children. Course participants will discuss factors influencing maternal and child health risk and health-related behaviors, and will examine public health debates and concerns, such as AIDS and women, substance abuse in pregnancy, and female genital mutilation. Emphasis will be on identifying, developing and evaluating educational strategies and programs in different settings. (Note: To enroll in this course, students must first get approval from the Director of Women's Studies.) 19159 HISU 354-01 Gender in American History and Society 2:00PM- 3:15PM TR Frey, S. (Seminar) This course will introduce students to key theoretical perspectives and major issues, among them: gender and colonialism; gender expectations in early American Society; gender and political culture in the early Republic; gender ideologies and slavery; the domestic patriarchy, race, and gender; antislavery and suffrage; gender, class and family relations; gender identity and middle class culture and politics in the nineteenth century; sexual regulation and women's emancipation; war and gender; gender, race, and social policy. 19015 POLT 378-01 Feminist Political Theory 12:30PM- 1:45PM TR Remer, G. This course will reexamine the traditional canon of political theory, from classical Greek theory to contemporary liberalism, to consider the position of women within this canon. Rather than speak in generalities about what "political theory" has to say about women, the course will focus on the relationship between women and the political within the writings of individual political theorists -- such as Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine,, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Mill -- and within particular theoretical traditions -- like Christian tradition, social contract theory, Marxism, and liberalism. In its examination of the subject, the course will seek to balance an analysis of the ways in which most political theorists sought to exclude women from the political world with an inquiry into how even traditional texts can be interpreted, through traditional and nontraditional readings, as recognizing a place for the feminine within the State. The course will also look to the future and consider how contemporary political theory has attempted to incorporate the feminine into its framework. 18892 SOCI 201-03 Families and the Welfare State in an International Context 12:00PM-12:50PM MWF Sanchez, L. This course examines the concept of social welfare and quality of life. We will address the sociohistorical development of welfare states throughout the world. The course will not only draw comparisons between United States and Northwestern European welfare states, but will also draw comparisons on a broader scope, including Asian, Australian, Latin American, and African examples. the course will have three strong, interrelated emphases: welfare states and the roles of women in society; social problems and the welfare state, and cast studies in welfare programs.


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