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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.

 

Winter 2018

(Dec 19, 2018-Jan 13, 2019)

SOWK 4567 /5567- Human Sexuality (Section W01) Mullins (ONLINE) 3.00 hrs
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, i.e., psychosocial development and cultural impact. It provides students with the opportunity for value clarification and exploration of personal and social attitudes toward varying forms of sexual behavior and orientations.

SOCI 3030-Gender & Society (Section W01) Schrift (ONLINE) 3.00 hrs
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.

 

Spring 2019 

WMST 2010 -Intro to Women’s Studies (Section 001) Wagner (MWF 10:25AM-11:20AM) 3.00 hrs
Using the lens of feminism, ideas, theories, and methodologies from many disciplines will be utilized to examine the lives of women, including extensive inquiries into gender, race, and sexuality. Throughout this process, we will examine our own lives as humans functioning in an ever-changing culture. 

WMST 2010–Intro to Women’s Studies (Section 002) Clark (TR 11:15AM-12:35PM) 3.00 hrs
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 and sexuality; 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 003) Tolley (TR 12:45PM-2:05PM) 3.00 hrs
Learn how current events, popular culture, and students’ personal experiences are useful starting points in discussing theories, concepts, and issues in women’s studies. Themes emphasized in this section are equity, identity, and social justice. As a writing intensive course, this section focuses on refining student composition. Further, this section encourages students to develop their voices (both written and oral) as a person and in expressing their perspective in a safe space.

WMST 2010-Intro to Women’s Studies (Section 004)  Buck (MW 1:40PM-3:00PM) 3.00 hrs
Women's Studies examines how social structures and cultural heritage impact women in public life, private life, and their own self-concept and 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 005) TBD (TR 9:45AM-11:05AM) 3.00 hrs
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 901) Scott (ONLINE) 3.00 hrs
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 902) Martin (ONLINE) 3.00 hrs
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 2020-Women in Global Perspective (Section 901) Scott (ONLNE) 3.00 hrs
Emphasizes diversity of women’s experience in non-western, non-industrialized societies. Concentrates on women’s participation in, interaction with, and resistance to patriarchal structures that inhibit economic, political, and human rights for women.

WMST 3410-Gender and Violence (Section 001) Thompson (TR 11:15AM-12:35PM) 3.00 hrs
This course explores the socio-cultural, sexual, psychological, economic and political, aspects of gender-based violence; the impact of violence including physical and psychological scars; the high cost of health disparities for survivors; cycles of abuse and tactics for survival; and strategies for prevention, intervention, and healing that connect gender-based violence to human rights issues, gender equality, social norms, and societal development.

HDAL 2340-Understanding Cultural Diversity (Section 201) Oaks (M 5:00PM-7:45PM) (Sections 901/902 ONLINE) 3.00 hrs
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. Primary course topics include race and racism, gender and sexism, affectional orientation, heterosexism and homophobia, socio-economic differences among groups, and religious and political affiliations. 

SOCI 3030—Gender & Society (Section 001) Hirsch (MWF 12:35PM-1:30PM) 3.00 hrs
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.

ARTH 4117-Women Artists and Their Art (Section 200) Fowler (TR 5:15PM-6:35PM) 3.00 hrs
Prerequisites: ARTH 2020, WMST 2010, or permission of the instructor. This course examines the contributions of women artists throughout history and addresses the question of why women's art has been ignored or denigrated in the study and criticism of art. It also considers how women overcame social, educational, and legal obstacles to become professional artists. 

THEA 3525-Theatre History II (Section 901) Brewster (ONLINE) 3.00 hrs
Prerequisites: ENGL 1010, ENGL 1020. A women-focused study of the development of theatrical art from the 18th century, its role in the history of civilization, and its relation to other arts in society.

SOWK 4567/5567 - Human Sexuality (Sections 901, 902) (ONLINE) 3.00 hrs
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. It provides students with the opportunity for value clarification and exploration of personal and social attitudes toward varying forms of sexual behavior and orientations.

 SOWK 1030– Cultural Diversity (Sections 901, 902)(ONLINE) 3.00 hrs
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.

CJCR 4760-Race, Gender, & Crime (Section 001) Klepper (MWF 1:40PM-2:35PM) 3.00 hrs
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.

PHYS 4860-Special Topics: Women in Astronomy (Section 201) Smith (W 4:00PM-4:55PM) 1.00 hr
This interdisciplinary course will provide a historical overview of women in Astronomy, discussing trends and key issues. Topics include the scientific accomplishments of individual women, statistics on the participation of women in Astronomy over time, societal pressures affecting women in Astronomy, and historical recognition and acceptance of women in Astronomy. No prerequisites necessary.

ENGL 4087-Themes in Women’s Literature: Performing Gender and Sexuality (Section 001) Weiss (TR 9:45AM-11:05AM) 3.00 hrs
Performing Gender & Sexuality will explore how women throughout modern and contemporary theatre have used the stage to challenge preconceived notions of gender identity and sexuality. Theatre and performance allow women authors to reimagine and embody new identities in a collaborative and complex art form. Students will have opportunities to explore the topic of the class through creative writing and
academic writing.

SOCI 4252-Race, Class, & Gender in Film (Section 201)  Copp (T 4:00PM-6:50PM) 3.00 hrs
Prerequisites: SOCI 1020 or ANTH 1240 or WMST 2010 or ENGL 3290 or equivalent. A sociological examination of film entertainment, the film industry, and how films represent social life, social problems, and social processes of inequality. 

HIST 3950-Special Topics: Women in the Medieval World (Section 001) Fox-Horton (MWF 9:20AM-10:15AM) 3.00 hrs
This course provides an in-depth look at the lives of women throughout the medieval world, c. 950-1450. Themes relate to various aspects of the female experience in the medieval period including, but not limited to: mysticism, religion, politics and power, ordinary life, education and intellectual endeavors, heresy, healing, status before the law, and accusations of witchcraft and debauchery. Women’s experiences in the medieval world varied greatly based not only upon social status, but also traditionally held beliefs that permeated intellectual and religious ideology throughout this period.

HDAL 4957-Special Topics: Contemporary Sexuality (Section FE1) Novotny (W 3:45PM-6:15PM) 3.00 hrs. **This class runs 3/11/19 - 4/25/19**
This course presents an integrated approach to understanding the fluidity of human sexuality and gender identity as well as the range of human sexual expression within a framework of intersectionality. It examines sexuality from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective and aims to explore contemporary issues in sexuality through a multicultural lens. Diverse experiences of sexuality and gender identity/expression, as well as representations in literature, art, and popular media will be examined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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