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Undergraduate Women's Studies

2014 Spring Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES (GE)

Women's and Gender Studies 100

An investigation of women's experience from the perspective of various disciplines. The course examines the ways gender interacts with ethnicity, race, class and sexuality and explores contemporary and historical issues related to women's lives. Included are such subjects as health and body image, violence against women, and women's achievements.


3 Units

WOMEN AND WORK (GE)

Women's and Gender Studies 240

This course focuses on the recent successes as well as the problems women face in the work force. It provides as overview of the changing nature of work in the United States and of the history of women from diverse groups and backgrounds.


3 Units

GENDER AND GEOGRAPHY (GS)

Women's and Gender Studies 245

Human geographies will be studied through the lens of gender along with gender relations at home and abroad. Content is organized according to a variety of spatial scales including the body, home, city, and world. Cases investigated at the global scale include gendered livelihoods and migration, nationalism and war, and environmental issues.


3 Units

WOMEN'S VOICES/WOMEN'S LIVES

Women's and Gender Studies 303

A study of the lives of women in different ages and cultures. Women's roles in society as revealed in diaries, autobiography and biography are explored.


3 Units

WOMEN IN MUSIC (GE)

Women's and Gender Studies 345

A survey of women musicians in Western European art music and twentieth-century popular musical styles. Historical, cultural, and philosophical issues surrounding the contributions of female performers, composers, conductors, patrons, teachers, musicologists, and other musical professions will be explored, as well as the portrayal of women in opera, musical theater, and music videos.


3 Units

WOMEN: RACE AND ETHNICITY (DV)(GE)

Women's and Gender Studies 370

This course will provide an examination of Native American, African American, Hispanic, and Asian American women in the broad areas of work, family/community relationships, creativity, and social action.


3 Units

GENDER LAW AND POLICY (GS)

Women's and Gender Studies 380

A study of legal, social, and moral issues related to gender, such as the definition of sexual difference, inequality in the workplace, lesbian and gay rights. How those issues have been handled historically and normatively within the legal system will be investigated.


3 Units

ISSUES AND TOPICS IN WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

Women's and Gender Studies 455

This course provides intensive study of important issues in Women's Studies, with special emphasis on courses that reflect the most contemporary thought in our discipline and that correspond to faculty research interests. Topics include Women's Human Rights, Gender and AIDS, and Women, Militarism and War.


3 Units

INTERNSHIP IN WOMEN'S STUDIES

Women's and Gender Studies 493

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.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Women's and Gender Studies 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

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