Undergraduate Women's Studies
2015 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES (GE)
Women's 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 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 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 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 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.
GENDER LAW AND POLICY (GS)
Women's 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 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 IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Women's Studies 464
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.
INTERNSHIP IN WOMEN'S STUDIES
Women's 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 Studies 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.