SPRING 1998

Courses with online components:
WMST 290 01 & 02: Introduction to Women's Studies
WMST 399: Feminist Theories
WMST 493: African American Womanhood (under construction)


27769	WMST 290-01	Intro to Women's Studies
		9:30-10:45 AM	TR	Dietzel, S.

27772	WMST 290-02	Intro to Women's Studies
		11:00-12:15 AM	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.


27775	WMST 388-01	Writing Practicum
		TBA	TBA	McCall, A.

	(Note: Successful Completion Fulfills LAS Writing Requirement; Students
	Must Also Register for WMST 399-01)
	Prerequisite WMST 290 or Permission of Instructor


27778	WMST 399-01	Feminist Theories
		1:00-2:15 PM	MW	McCall, A.

	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.  In
	addition, we will focus on the issue of gender and technology (NOTE:
	Writing Practicum Required)


	WMST 457-00	Internship Studies	
		TBA	TBA	Staff
	

	WMST 491-00H	Independent Studies
		TBA	TBA	None

		
	WMST 492-00	Internship Studies
		TBA	TBA


28495	WMST 493-01	African-American Womanhood
		5:45-8:25 PM	R	Houston, M.
	This course will use a wide variety of texts by nineteenth and
	twentieth-century African-American women in the U.S. to explore their
	perceptions of themselves, their relationships with other African-American
	women and men, and their roles and self-presentation styles in
	African-American communities and the larger U.S. American society.  The
	achievements of outstanding individual women will be examined in the
	context of the communities that nutured and inspired them.  Specific
	issues to be addressed will include, but not be limited to, the following:
	the meanings of sisterhood and motherhood, paths to individual and
	community empowerment, conceptions of healthy male-female relationships,
	conceptions of beauty within Black communities, and the place of
	spirituality in Black women's lives.  Although a variety of written and
	oral materials will be used, emphasis will be placed on discussions of
	such oral and visual materials as oratory, plays, films, and sacred and
	popular music.  Lectures by visiting artists and scholars will be
	incorporated into the class.  As the major project for the course,
	students will have the option of creative writing or performance as well
	as papers based on library research.  (NOTE:  The course is also
	cross-listed as ADST 482 and COMM 482).


	WMST 493-01H	Honors Thesis
		TBA	TBA	Staff


	WMST 500-00H	Honors Thesis
		TBA	TBA	Staff


COURSES APPROVED FOR CROSS-LISTING


28105	CELL 210-01	Biology of Human Reproduction
		3:30-4:45 PM	TR	Bennett, J.

	The anatomy and physiology of male and female reproductive
	systems, and the diseases relating to each.  A consideration of relevant
	aspects of gynecology, obstetrics and urology

20653	COLQ 304-01 H	Gender and Power in the Renaissance
		3:00-4:15 PM	MW	Carroll, L.

	The course focuses on the situation of women in the Renaissance,
	the influence of the socio-political context on their lives, and the ways
	in which women were portrayed in the literature and art of the time.
	Particular attention is paid to the effects of social conditions on
	gender roles, as well as to the ways in which public issues were portrayed
	in gendered figures.  Countries under consideration are Italy, England,
	France, and Germany.  Each student will server as a leader of classroom
	discussion twice duringthe course and will write five-page papers
	concerning those sessions.  A twelve-page final paper and a final exam
	will also be required.


20716	COMM 445-01	Communication, Language, and Gender
		2:00-3:15 PM	TR	Houston, M.

	This course will examine the role that gender plays in the
	subfield of interpersonal communication, including the complex currents
	have contributed to debates over the relationships among language,
	communication, and gnder.  Issues to be explored include differences in
	vocabularly for naming and describing women and men, differences in men's
	and women's communication styles, and the influence of language and
	communication on perpetuating gender inequalities and on facilitating
	changes in gender roles.

28387	COMM 475-01	Visual Communication & Gender
		9:30-10:45 AM	TR	Turner, K.
	
	Gender roles provide significant examples of the power and
	pervasiveness of visual communication.  The very image of women in
	twentieth century America has been defined and shaped--literally as well
	as figuratively--particularly through visual means, often in significant
	contrast to men.  This course is designed to explore various ways in which
	visual messages create, perpetuate, and modify gender roles, as well as
	ways to analyze such visual messages.
	(NOTE:  Prerequisites Comm 326 or Wmst 290)

28729	ENLS 389-01	Intro to Women's Literature
		2:00-2:50	MWF	Travis, M.

	A study of the representations of women in 19th- and 20th-century
	literature in a variety of genres, with emphasis on texts written by
	women.


22243	ENLS 442-01	Southern Literature
		11:00-11:50 AM	MWF	Mark, R.

	A survey of Southern writers and their works from ther period of
	exploration and settlement to the present.

28744	ENLS 444-01	African American Women Writers
		9:00-9:50 AM	MWF	Mark, R.

	Analysis of specific issues in relation to works by
	African-American writers, such as:  questions of audience, the relation
	between literary production and its political context, the representation
	of relations between African-American men and women, the reception and
	influence of African-American works in American culture.

	

29008	PHIL 653-01	Philosophy and Gnder
		3:30-6:00 PM	M	Zimmerman, M.

	This course examines the extent to which important metaphysical,
	epistemological, moral, and politcal concepts in Western philosophy reveal
	a masculinist bias.  In addition, this course addresses philosophical
	issues pertinent to the construction of gender in Western society.
	Prerequisite:  Three courses in philosophy or approval of instructor.


29872	PSYC 363-01	Biopsychosocial Perspective on Women's Health
		1:00-3:30 PM	W	McGrath, M.

	This course will focus on health issues specific to women; medical
	research on how women's health differs from men's health; description of
	the medical issues and health risk factors associated with various health
	problems in women; discussion of the current medical interventions for
	women's health problems; psychosocial/behavioral methods of managing
	health and illness; health promotion and disease prevention; women,
	health, and the workplave; coping with illness; and self-change of health
	risk behaviors.


28576	SOCI 204-01	Gender and Society
		9:00-9:50 AM	MWF	Jones, R.

	An examination of the social construction of gender and the
	consequences of gender equality.  Topics include socialization, intimate
	relations, paid and unpaid work, violence, and social change.


26554	SOCI 606-01	Issues in Sociology of Gender
		1:00-3:30 PM	W	Brayfield, A.

	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
	challengers students to understand 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 credtis of Sociology OR Instructor Approval Required)


26563	SOCI 620-01	Issues in Sociology of the Family
		1:00-3:30	M	Brayfield, A.

	This course examines scholarly research on the family from a
	sociological perspective.  The structure, process, and experience of
	family life is investigated across various stages of the family life
	course, including such topics as socialization, courtship, marriage,
	divorce, remarriage, and aging.  (Prerequisite:  nine credits of sociology
	or approval of instructor)


28252	SPAN 674-01	Women Writers of Latin America
		3:30-6:00 PM 	R	Shea, M.

	A literary analysis of prose, poetry, and theater by Latin
	American women tracing the development of intellectual thought in various
	Latin American societies.  Cinematic works included.  Special attention to
	the evolution of gender roles in conjunction with the development of a
	race, class, and ethnic consciousness as reflected in the literature of
	women.



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