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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