Graduate Women's Studies

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Graduate Women's Studies

2012 Fall Term


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3 Units


Women's Studies 664

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study and analyze international relations from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It will examine current understandings of the causes, processes and structures of international relations, violent conflict, as well as resolution of those conflicts and peace within the context of Feminist theories. The goal is to examine the role of women in international relations, international security, conflict and peace through different approaches to the study of conflict and how it is understood. The course will consider both the strength and limitations of various disciplinary approaches. The traditional approaches to international relations, international security, international conflict and peace reflect viewpoints consistent with masculine perspectives on power and security. The goal is to consider how the limitations of the approaches can be effectively challenged and what alternatives might be offered. Themes for discussion will include gender, race, ethnicity, nationalism, state, community, conflict and peace.

3 Units


Women's Studies 793

Work and study with an agency or institution related to women's issues. Students working under faculty supervision will combine academic learning with practical experience. Prereq: 12 credits in courses approved for Women's Studies or approval of Women's Studies Internship Committee.

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