courses.uww.edu »

Undergraduate Women's Studies

Jump to Menu

Undergraduate Women's Studies

2018 Spring Term

Disclaimer

  • This course listing is informational and does not guarantee availability for registration.
  • Please click through to view the class schedule to see sections offered for your selected term.
  • Sections may be full or not open for registration. Please use WINS if you wish to register for a course.

3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER 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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

GENDER AND FILM (GE)

Women's Studies 266

Students will learn to critically view, consider, and describe films, with special attention to representations of sexuality and gender. The course will include instruction in gender theory and methods for deploying gender analysis in the context of film studies.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

QUEER POPULAR CULTURE

Women's Studies 325

Queer Popular Culture analyzes mainstream popular culture through a queer perspective, and investigates queer subcultures and their role in creating belonging for the LGBTQ community. Key topics include queer theory, intersectional feminism, heteronormativity, cultural representations, and subversive cultural creation.


3 Units

AFRICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY FROM 1800 TO THE 1970s (GH)

Women's 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.


3 Units

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Women's 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.


3 Units

WOMEN, SCIENCE & SOCIETY

Women's Studies 365

Historical survey of women's contributions to science; case studies of modern women scientists; feminism and scientific knowledge.


3 Units

WOMEN: RACE AND ETHNICITY (DV) (GE)

Women's 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 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.


1 Units

DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE SEMINAR

Women's Studies 410

Organized around individual student needs, this course provides students the specialized instruction necessary to complete the co-curricular requirements of the Diversity Leadership Certificate. The course emphasizes the creation of an ePortfolio that will be used to document a student's learning through the submission of a wide range of diversity-related learning artifacts and reflection essays.


3 Units

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.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Women's Studies 498

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

Jump to Top

Catalog Selection

Course Navigation

Go ToGo To ResetReset

Class Filter

RefreshRefresh ResetReset

Links