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WMST 290: Intro to Women's Studies
WMST 497: Research in Women's Studies
27364 WMST 290-01 Intro To Women's Studies 10:00AM-10:50AM MWF Dietzel TBA WMST 290-02 Intro To Women's Studies 11:00AM-11:50AM MWF Dietzel 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. WMST 491-00H Independent Studies TBA TBA WMST 495-00 Internship Studies TBA TBA 27382 WMST 497-70 Research in Women's Studies 9:30AM-10:45AM TR Willinger, B. In this course students will explore what is meant by feminist research and how one goes about doing it. Students begin by exploring the current issues and debates regarding feminist research methods, methodology and epistemology. They will then tap into the research in women's studies to read and discuss how method, methodology and epistemology come together in published works.
Prerequisite: WMST 290 WMST 499-00 Honors Thesis TBA TBA
COURSES APPROVED FOR CROSS-LISTING
27802 COMM 460-01 Intercultural Communication 3:00PM-4:15PM MW Houston, M. This course is a critical examination of ways in which communication between persons in interethnic, intercultural, and international contexts is influenced by intersections of gender, ethnicity, class, and other forms of diversity both within and across cultural groups. It will offer an overview of theoretical approaches to intercultural communication, with an emphasis on power differences within and among groups, social and cultural identity, cultural histories, symbol systems, migration and adaptation, interpersonal conflict, and developing satisfying intergroup relationships. 27997 ENLS 401-01 Special Topics: Women Embodied: Strategies of Performance and Representation 2:00PM-2:50PM MWF Koritz, A. This course will examine how writers and performers have represented and enacted female physicality in the performed arts, literature, and other aspects of modern Western culture. We will study an interdisciplinary range of texts and performances, including Isadora Duncan's essays on dance, the plays of Maris Irene Fornes, Edith Wharton's House of Mirth, films of the dancers Martha Graham and Josephine Baker, fashion magazines, and recent scholarship on the cultural meanings of women's bodies. 21853 ENLS 484-01 Performance Studies 9:30AM-10:45AM TR Mark, R. This course will complement the visit of Zale Writer-in-Residence, Deb Margolin, playwright/performance artist.
Instructor permission required. 21871 ENLS 501-02 Cinema, Psyche, Society 2:00PM-4:00PM MW Rothenberg, M. 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? ."
Prerequisite: ENLS 471 or instructor's permission. 28240 HIST 607-70 Women in Africa 3:00PM-5:30PM W Presley, C. This seminar is an examination of African Women's roles in traditional domestic production, their relationships to the state in African societies from 1400 to the present, and the impact of social change on women in the colonial and post-independence periods. 27910 SOCI 213-01 Families & American Welfare State 10:00AM-10:50AM MWF Sanchez, L 26122 SOCI 606-01 Issues in Sociology of Gender 2:30PM-5:00PM W Sanchez, L. This course examines theories, methods, and research in selected areas of the sociology of gender. This semester's topics include the acquisition of gender identity, changing social definitions of masculinity and femininity, diversity of gendered life, employment experiences, the intersection of work and family, and social policy. This course challenges students to understand and critically evaluate feminist and non-feminist perspectives on gender and society. Using a seminar format, the professor emphasizes the development of three fundamental skills: (1) summarizing and critically evaluating differing perspectives and research; (2) collecting and analyzing relevant sociological data; and (3) effectively communicating ideas in a scholarly fashion both orally and in written format. The professor assumes that students are familiar with basic sociological theories and methods and/or that they have had some prior exposure to gender studies.
(Note: Preference given to Sociology Majors and Minors; 9 credits of Sociology OR Instructor Approval Required) 28360 SPAN 410-01 Gender/Sexuality in Hispanic Culture 11:00AM-12:15PM TR Shea, M. This course will focus on issues of gender and sexuality in Spain and/or Latin America. It will include consideration of literary and other texts, including popular music, art and cinema. 28858 CTED 447-01 Women Teachers in American Schools 12:30PM-3:00PM W Manning, D. Although women traditionally have comprised over 90% of the teaching work force, most "higher" level teaching and administrative positions, as well as recognition for educational innovations, have been assigned to men. To gain a more balanced perspective on women's actual contributions to American education, students will examine first person oral histories, archival documents, and essays by mostly unacknowledged women educators. Students will learn to use primary source material and demonstrate their mastery by developing an original research project. This course meets the "Foundations of Education" requirement for teacher certification. 28900 4LAW 512-01 Feminist Legal Theory Time: TBA O'Neill, T. The course will present an overview of feminist legal theories, including "radical," "cultural," postmodern, and critical race aspects of feminist legal thought. We will also examine the application of feminist theories to specific areas of law, e.g., contract law, property law, international law, etc.
Prerequisites: WMST 299 and WMST 399, 3.5 GPA, and approval of Women's Studies Program Director.
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