Undergraduate Women's and Gender Studies
2016 Spring Term
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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.
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.
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.
WOMEN IN AMERICAN CULTURE (GE)
Women's and Gender Studies 250
This course is a study of women's contributions and their representation in such areas of American culture as literature, art, crafts, music, film, letters and diaries--from the mid-Nineteenth Century to contemporary times. Students will also explore how the dominant ideas and images of American culture interact with the real lives of diverse groups of women.
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.
AFRICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY FROM 1800 TO THE 1970s (GH)
Women's and Gender Studies 341
The course addresses the experiences of African women from 1800 to independent Africa with a focus on women's experiences and their contributions to African societies. The course cover changing ideas about gender and evaluates women's positions in African societies including rulers, warriors, politicians, activists, and average farmers.
GENDER AND FAMILY IN JAPAN
Women's and Gender Studies 347
This course will examine forms of masculinity, femininity, sexuality, and family in contemporary Japan, and their historical development. Students will learn how gender, sexuality, and family are historically and socially constructed, how they are recreated through social interaction, how power inequalities are embedded in gender and family relations, how these inequalities impact individuals (and vice versa).
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Women's and Gender Studies 351
This course will explore violence against women, focusing specifically on domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, and human trafficking. Additionally, the course will examine issues related to same-sex violence and cross-cultural abuse, how violence against women becomes normalized, and the role of male allies.
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.
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.
Women's and Gender Studies 491
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
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.
Women's and Gender Studies 496
Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable. Instructor Consent required.
Women's and Gender Studies 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.