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Women's Studies Program

Department of Literature and Language

Any of the classes below may be taken to fulfill a requirement for the Women's Studies minor. or stop by our office (Campus Center Building 211) if you have questions.

**Indicates courses that require a substitution before census.

 

Summer 2019

Pre-Summer (May 13-May 31)

SOCI 3030– Gender and Society (Section 904) Schrift (ONLINE)
Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1020 or permission of instructor. Study of the social construction of gender and its consequences for individuals and society. Examination of our cultural assumptions about gender identities, roles, behaviors, and the social processes that reproduce gender inequality.

  

Session I (June 03-July 05)

PSYC 3300– Psychology of Women (Section 904) Williams (ONLINE)
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1310. In this course, we will explore and discuss important issues in the field of psychology as it relates to women and gender,  apply our discoveries to real world situations, and critically evaluate the research being done in the psychology of women. 

COUN 4957—Girl’s and Women’s Wellness in the Helping Professions (Section 910) Byrd (ONLINE)**
This course is designed to increase students’ knowledge of biological, psychological, and social issues that disproportionately impact girls’ and women’s wellness; to assist students in developing effective prevention/interventions that are tailored to the unique needs of girls and women; and to promote student understanding of advocacy processes needed to address the institutional and social barriers that may impact girls’ and women’s access, equity, and success.

 

Session II (July 08-August 09

WMST 2010-Intro to Women’s Studies (Section 950) Martin (ONLINE)
This course provides a broad interdisciplinary perspective of the academic field of women’s studies. This course is, for the most part, taught thematically and covers topics that include women’s history; gender, race, and class; women and family; women and religion; women and work; women and the arts; women and politics; and women’s health.

SOWK 1030– Cultural Diversity (Section 902) Presnell (ONLINE)
The purpose of this course is to introduce the knowledge necessary for social work practice with disadvantaged, marginalized, and oppressed groups and to advance a philosophy that people come first and must be treated with dignity and respect.

HDAL 2340—Understanding Cultural Diversity (Section 950) Novotny ONLINE
The purpose of the course is to assist students in developing awareness of biases, prejudice and discrimination on an individual level as well as a community and national level and to develop personal skills that will enable the student to work and live more effectively with diverse groups of people.

 

 

Fall 2019 

WMST 2010 – Intro to Women’s Studies (Section 001) Wagner (MWF 9:20am-10:15AM)
This introduction to the interdisciplinary academic field has a triple focus: integrating information about women's contributions to culture and history into the curriculum, uncovering and understanding structures of oppression (gender, race, and class), and exploring change.

WMST 2010– Intro to Women’s Studies (Section 002, TR 11:15AM-12:35PM & Section 003, TR 11:15AM-12:35PM)
This course provides a broad interdisciplinary perspective of the academic field of women’s studies.  In this course you will learn to speak  eloquently about gender andsexuality; examine your own preconceived notions about Gender; examine and deconstruct society’s underlying assumptions about Maleness and Femaleness; laugh at the absurd notions we all carry around about Gender, Sex and Women’s roles in everyday life.

WMST 2010 – Intro to Women’s Studies (Section 004) Tolley (TR 12:45PM-2:05PM)
Popular culture, e.g. Lady Gaga, Nikki Minaj, Jay Z, etc., and current events appear frequently because they demonstrate the theories introduced in women’s studies and are relevant to the themes emphasized in this section (equality, identity, and social justice). This section encourages students to develop their voices (both written and oral) as a person and to express their perspective in a safe space.

WMST 2010- Intro to Women’s Studies (Section 901)  Buck (ONLINE)
Women's Studies examines how social structures and cultural heritage impact women in public life (e.g., work and politics), private life (e.g., family and relationships), and one's inner life (e.g., self-concept and gender identity). Students are expected to make connections between the scholarship they read and their own lived experience. Assignments include reading responses, essays, quizzes, and reports on current events.

 WMST 2010-Intro to Women’s Studies (Section 902) Martin (ONLINE)
This course provides a broad interdisciplinary perspective of the academic field of women’s studies. This course is, for the most part, taught thematically and
covers topics that include women’s history; gender, race, and class; women and family; women and religion; women and work; women and the arts; women and politics; and women’s health.

WMST 2110—Sex, Gender, & the Body (Section 901) Novotny (TR 2:15PM-3:35PM)**
An examination of the diverse and historically varying relationships forged between biological sex, culturally formulated discourses of masculinity and femininity, and the sexed body. Combining theoretical and historical texts from the fields of gender, sexuality, and disability studies with memoir, documentary, and visual art, this course investigates how the diverse experiences of embodiment are historically and culturally shaped. 

WMST 3330-Feminist Thought and Practice (Section 001) Thompson (ONLINE)
Prerequisites: WMST 2010 or WMST 2020. Explores a variety of theoretical frameworks for studying women and gender and links feminist theory to social action and civic responsibility. 

SOWK 1030– Cultural Diversity (Section 002) Yarosh (TR 12:35PM-2:05PM) and ONLINE
The dual purpose of this course is to introduce the knowledge necessary for social work practice with disadvantaged, marginalized, and oppressed groups and to advance a philosophy that people come first and must be treated with dignity and respect. Issues of power, privilege, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, civil rights, historical and legal heritage, and contemporary news events are central course components.

HDAL 2340—Understanding Cultural Diversity (Section 201) Oaks (M 5:00PM-7:45PM) and ONLINE
The purpose of the course is to assist students in developing awareness of biases, prejudice and discrimination on an individual level as well as a community and national level and to develop  personal skills that will enable the student to work and live more effectively with diverse groups of people.

SPCH 4200—Gender & Communication (Section 001) Buerkle (MW 1:40PM-3:00PM)
Men are not from Mars, nor are women from Venus. Often, however, we are asked to think of identifying as male to female in such polarizing ways. This course
investigates how communication practices affect or ideas about and experiences of gender as well as how our gender may affect our own communication. You should leave the class more aware of the dynamics of gender on your journey to being a more effective and ethical communicator.

MGMT-4460 – Organizational Leadership (Section 001) Moore (TR 12:45PM-2:05PM)
The study of leadership from an historical and contemporary perspective. Students will identify, apply, and reflect on aspects of leadership development. Topics cover personal assessment and development, values and ethics, power and influence, followership, group dynamics, controversy with civility, and citizenship. 

ENGL 3500-Women Authors (Section 201) Childress (TR 12:45PM-2:05PM)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1020. Study of significant women writers, including essayists, and how their works address gender issues.

HIST 4957/RELI 4957—Special topics: Women, Gender, & Religion in America (Section 001) Adler (MW 1:40pm-3:00pm)**
This course examines the intersection of religion and gender in American religious history, with particular attention to the history and experience of women. Applying critical insights from contemporary gender studies, this course will consider how gender has been constructed, re-constructed, and de-constructed within and across various religious traditions. Particular attention will be paid to the intersection of gender and religion in historical debates over women’s authority and power, bodies and sexuality, and social and political norms.

SOWK 4567—Human Sexuality (Section 901, Webb; Section 902, Yarosh) ONLINE**
This survey course on human sexuality introduces students to sexual attitudes, sexual physiology and response, sexual techniques and behavior, reproduction and reproductive control, sexually transmitted diseases, and how sexual behavior is learned and developed.

PHIL 3063—Phil colloquium: Race, Gender, and Social Identity (Section 002) Holter (TR 2:15pm-3:35pm)**
This course will examine the relationship and interactions between our inherent biological natures and our social environments. Human kinds (or categories) like race and gender will be the focus, and we will explore the extent to which these categories are biologically determined and/or socially constructed.

CDST 4017—Ecofeminism: Nature, Gender, & Culture (Section 901) LeRoy-Frazier (ONLINE)**
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor. This course explores the ways in which Wester Culture has constructed its ideas of nature and human beings’ relationship to it, and in particular the ways in which women and nature have been conceptually linked. The course engages with the proposition that oppression of women is related to the notion that nature should be conquered, and considers the insights offered by ecofeminism into contemporary issues such as environmental racism, biodiversity, globalization, and social justice.

CJCR 4760—Race, Gender, & Crime (Section 001) Klepper (MWF 1:40pm-3:00pm)**
Examination of experiences of women and people of color with agencies of social control. Comparisons of crime rates, types of criminal offending, and victimization including discussion on sexual and racial harassment in the workplace. 

 

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